From the archives: Iron lung for polio treatment
An iron lung is used to treat a JGH patient in the 1950s. These devices, which are now obsolete, enabled patients to breathe on their own in a normal manner, when muscle control was lost as a result of diseases such as polio.
The Jewish General Hospital’s 85th anniversary is an ideal occasion to take a glimpse into the past. By remembering the extraordinary efforts of the hospital’s founders, supporters, staff and volunteers, we honour the enduring legacy of the JGH.
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