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113.001

Smith-Clarke "Senior" cabinet respirator (Alligator model) (Coventry type) iron lung, large size.

Inscription
SMITH- CLARKE "SENIOR" CABINET RESPIRATOR/ (ALLIGATOR MODEL)/ MANUFACTURED BY/ THE CAPE ENGINEERING Co. Ltd./ WARWICK ENGLAND
Production date
1955
Production place
Warwick
Production organisations
Cape Engineering Company
Labels
Iron lungs were developed to counteract the effects of polio on a patient’s movement and breathing. Polio cannot be cured, so treatments can only manage the conditions caused by the disease. Iron lungs work by sucking air out of the chamber and forcing it back in making the patients chest move up and down enabling them to breathe.

Part 113.001

Classification:
6007: Ward equipment
Object Name:
iron lung
Location:
On Display