1,840 Comments for Linton State Hospital

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An alternate view of the insect is that if this happened to be the hospital laboratory, that may have been the microbiology section. I know many labs in which I've worked have had windows between the sections and quite often we call the microorganism 'bugs'....hence the 'bug' on the window.
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I am working on a story and need more information about the multi level children's iron lungs. I have found the same 3 pictures of them across the internet but I cannot find more nor can I find who the manufacturer was. I am also looking for their measurements and functional details. From the pictures, they appear to be about 10 feet high by 10 feet wide and at least 10 feet deep if not more. I would like to know if the support machinery was inside on the back wall or outside the unit.
Thank you for any assistance.
that s a nice unit it still could be put to work as these are gold to industrial laundrys and hospitals very simple to operate and maintain and this could be even from before the 40 s as they were constant updates on them ,you would have get a lil better pictures of the aprons since they still look real good .this place must have just closed it doors also I notice it s green there are 2 companies whose colors match that so I wonder if this is a laundry pic posing
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The arts center by my house has these type of tubs in use has large sinks. They were installed in the building in the 1950's after the old city hospital was closed in the late 1940's. They look creepy.
torture room how many people died in this room? looks like a death trap...
I have a small Drinker Collins I believe was never used or used as a back up unit. This unit is for sale or trade or available as a possible sale/donation to a non-profit organization. Contact me at antiques@midcoast.com, Charles 207-542-3820 in Maine
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I did manage to track down an old 'Smith-Clarke Alligator type' Iron Lung and the people who were looking after this piece of medical history allowed me to get in it for a little while. It was not switched on but those few minuets inside the thing that had caused me nightmares for fifty years laid a ghost to rest for me. Don't get me wrong, they still scare the living daylights out of me but I can now handle the fear a lot easier. Exposure Therapy does work!
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This is actually a special OR table used for orthopedic procedures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5kNkS9kwDo

This is a video of Diane Odell in her iron lung. I'll admit that the machines alarm me. I've never seen one in person though.
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the plant that i work in as a maintenance manager in brockton ma. has six of these, less the hoods. its a great machine.
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bad stencil artist :P
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that's really creepy... its a small bath
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Well I think a few people finally got it right. I am pretty certain that it is an orthopedic table used for casting different parts of the body especially the spine. It does have the capability to apply traction forces as needed for casting the spine or aligning severe fractures in limbs.
The iron lung is quite the interesting piece of medical history.
I love the windows and the slope of the roof