This Lawyer Is One of The Last People Alive Who Still Uses An Iron Lung

Polio Epidemic

When Paul Alexander was only six years old, he suffered from polio, which left him unable to breathe on his own. When he woke up in his iron lung for the first time, he was in utter shock, “I didn’t know what had happened. I had all kinds of imaginings, like I’d died. I kept asking myself: Is this what death is? Is this a coffin? Or have I gone to some undesirable place?”

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