• Mon. May 20th, 2024

Paul Alexander (78) dies after being in an iron lung for 70 years

Paul Alexander, a Texas man who lived in an iron lung for most of his life, has died. He was 78 years old

Paul Alexander contracted polio when he was 6 years old.

He was meant to die because the infection affected his lungs. Luckily the technology, an iron lung, was already available and had been tested for years.

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What’s Iron Lung?

Close to the modern ventilator. An iron lung is a respirator aid that was designed and invented by John Haven Emerson in 1931. He named it Emerson Respirator, an improvement over a similar artefact known as the Drinker model developed in 1928.

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Paul Alexander’s kin put him in one. He has just died having lived in it for 70 years.

Despite being trapped in the iron long, Paul was able to be a successful lawyer.


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