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An iron lung, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London: a patient inside a Drinker respirator, attended to by a nurse and a doctor. Photograph, ca. 1930( ?).

Lettering: Life saving machine. Using the Drinker machine, an American invention at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, which can bring persons to life after the heart has failed by compelling them to breathe even when vitality has w[s]unk to its lowest ebb.