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dc.creator J. H. Emerson Co. en_US 2011-01-31T21:37:05Z 2019-09-04T06:37:35Z 2011-01-31T21:37:05Z 2019-09-04T06:37:35Z 1963 en_US
dc.identifier.other RMM 2007.1 en_US
dc.description 1 respirator : glass, fabric, and metal, yellow and chrome; 144" x 85" x 236" cm. ; 640 lbs. en_US
dc.description.abstract Respirator (or iron lung) manufactured by the J. H. Emerson Co., Cambridge, MA; rebuilt by Lifecare, Boulder, CO, in 1999; and formerly the property of Respironics, Inc., Murrysville (Pittsburgh), PA. Used chiefly for polio and infantile paralysis patients whose breathing mechanisms are inadequate or inactive. The device provides continuous artificial respiration by varying the pressure at regular intervals on the patient's chest without varying the pressure at the nose and mouth. en_US
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dc.subject Respirator en_US
dc.subject Iron lung en_US
dc.subject J. H. Emerson Co. en_US
dc.subject Poliomyelitis en_US
dc.subject Polio en_US
dc.subject Infantile paralysis en_US
dc.subject Respironics, Inc. en_US
dc.subject Lifecare en_US
dc.subject.other Medical & Psychological T & E en_US
dc.title Lung, Iron en_US
dc.title.alternative Respirator en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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