2 Comments Posted by Stephen Johnopolos

Martha L....what company did you purchase an iron lung from-I didn't even think they were manufactured anymore...also 800 pounds, how does one manage to get such equipment into a home, up steps, etc.
I saw one of these when I was about 10 years old, it was in operation, & it shocked me. Here I am 47 years later, been through a war and a quarter-centruy student of the martial arts, & I still get shock waves up & down my spine. I believe they weigh about 600 pounds--I understand there are around 50 people still using iron lungs (the more portable ventilator has replaced them) and I read about a year ago that they do not make replacement parts for them anymore. I used to complain that I am not in the shape I used to be and the racquetball game is getting slower...I just stopped complaining! Case closed! BTW your photography not only captures an image, but also the emotion. Kudos.