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2006.0556

Photograph of a van containing a patient in a Siemens type cylindrical iron lung, the back doors of the van are open, with people sitting on either side of doors and a crowd in the background. The photograph is believed to have been taken in Belgium

Production date
1945-1955
Production place
Belgium
Associated place
belgium
Labels
During the 1940s and 1950s, hospital wards were filled with rows of iron lungs. Typically a patient would spend around two weeks inside an iron lung.

Part 2006.0556

Classification:
5810: PHOTOGRAPHS
Object Name:
Photograph
Location:
In Storage