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Two nurses operating an iron lung at The Hospital Exhibition at Charing Cross Underground Station, Westminster, Greater London

Topical Press Agency Ltd1939-05-08

Historic England

Historic England

The Hospital Exhibition at Charing Cross Underground Station was opened by Lord Luke, Chairman of the London Hospitals Committee. This image shows two nurses from Wimbledon Central Hospital demonstrating an iron lung - a device used for the treatment of poliomyelitis.

Historic England Archive MED01/01/0377

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  • Title: Two nurses operating an iron lung at The Hospital Exhibition at Charing Cross Underground Station, Westminster, Greater London
  • Creator: Topical Press Agency Ltd
  • Date Created: 1939-05-08
  • Rights: Source: Historic England Archive
  • Medium: Photographic paper print

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