During the 1950s, as polio swept across the United States, vast iron lungs that enabled paralyzed children to breathe became a powerful symbol of a greatly feared disease.

During the 1950s, as polio swept across the United States, vast iron lungs that enabled paralyzed children to breathe became a powerful symbol of a greatly feared disease. Stock Photo
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2550 x 1971 px | 21.6 x 16.7 cm | 8.5 x 6.6 inches | 300dpi

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During the 1950s, as polio swept across the United States, vast iron lungs that enabled paralyzed children to breathe became a powerful symbol of a greatly feared disease.