This is a modern Iron lung. Your doctor told you there was no iron lung anymore, and technically yes, because it’s not made of iron, but instead it’s modernized into stainless steel. It’s not called an iron lung, because now it’s called a negative pressure ventilator.

If you want to make something go away, change the name, and poof! It’s gone.

 

Don’t let your doctor tell you how the polio vaccine saved everyone from the iron lung.  It’s still here, but made of stainless steel. It used to look like this:

 

You still think polio is gone.

 

It too has a new name, and you may have already been exposed.

I am doing a series of blogs on just polio. Find out why being exposed is no big deal.

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