This Man Has Been Locked In An Archaic Machine For Almost 60 Years Of His Life

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In 1952 Texan Paul Alexander was unlucky enough to fall victim to an appalling epidemic that raged across the U.S. Poliomyelitis, otherwise known as polio, swept across the country and left a trail of devastation in its wake. And Alexander – aged just six at the time – contracted the disease that summer and has suffered a lifelong disability as a result. Sadly, his impairment has meant a life trapped horizontally inside a now archaic piece of medical apparatus called an iron lung. But, as we shall see, Alexander did not just lie down and accept his prognosis.

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