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The Last of the Iron Lungs Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out of the end of the antique iron lung. On the other end, a motorized lever pulls the leather bellows, creating negative pressure that […]

Polio Published on November 9, 2017. We thank Hannah Behrens, John Modlin, and Samantha Vanderslott for helpful comments and suggestions on earlier draft versions of this entry. Polio is an infectious disease, contracted predominantly by children, that can lead to the permanent paralysis of various bo More info @ Automated post from Polio Survivors […]

Words matter…

Opinion | Explaining Our Bodies, Finding Ourselves We discovered we shared a common language, and a way of being in the world. More info @ Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – November 18, 2017 at 05:39AM

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Watch our World Polio Day livestream event By Rotary staff Polio is no longer the menace it once was in many parts of the world. But until it is eradicated everywhere, it is still a threat to people anywhere. To find out where we are at in … More info @ Automated post from […]

Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 17, 2017) — With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. More info @ Automated post from Polio Survivors […]

‘Light hearted’ look at polio AUTHOR Fran Henke realised the need for a book outlining the latest expert advice for polio survivors after attending a conference in Sydney last year. “Experts from around the world were speaking on the main areas of concern for us and I wanted to get that new information to the […]

Join us online for World Polio Day 2017 You don’t have to buy a plane ticket to participate in this year’s World Polio Day festivities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s facility in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. You can watch the event live on 24 October at 14:30 Seattle time (UTC-7) for an update […]

Oct. 12, 1928: Iron Lung, Savior to a Generation The iron lung arrives just as there’s a spike in poliomyelitis cases, a disease that could affect its victim’s ability to breathe normally. Talk about good timing. More info @ Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – October 12, 2017 at […]