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SA inventor of portable iron-lung dies
Title : SA inventor of portable iron-lung dies SA inventor of portable iron-lung dies
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Source : Advertiser, 24 November 1987, p. 15
Date of creation : 1987
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

During a polio epidemic in Adelaide in 1937, brothers Edward and Donald Both developed a lightweight version of the 'iron lung' to assist polio sufferers with their breathing. The brothers' portable plywood style respirator allowed sufferers to be treated at home rather than having to be confined to hospital.

Related names :

Both, Donald

Both, Edward

Coverage year : 1987
Further reading :
Medical Research Council (Great Britain). Respirators (Poliomyelitis) Committee. "Breathing machines" and their use in treatment: report of the Respirators (Poliomyelitis) Committee, London: HMSO, 1939
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