Polio patients in iron lungs in 1952. (Nostalgia doesn't always mean 'good' ... but what IS good is that I never got polio ... and that the polio vaccine was created. Millions upon millions of people have had it ... polio is not the scary thing it was when I was a child. Thank the Good Lord.
Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination, 1950
What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs