Paul Alexander ... who lived in an iron lung for most of his life, has died.


Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

I vaguely remember this gentleman.


Paul Alexander was known as "the man in the iron lung" or "polio Paul ...


"Life is such an extraordinary thing." (Paul Alexander)

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Paul Alexander, 78-year-old Dallas man who lived in an iron lung for most of his life, dies

Specializes in NICU, PICU, Transport, L&D, Hospice.

I cared for a young woman with paralysis from polio in an iron lung in the 80s. It was an interesting experience. 

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty.

Wow, what a fascinating person. This is the first I've heard of him and his many achievements.  

I can relate to it particularly, as most of my private duty patients are on some type of continuous mechanical ventilation and often want to stick with what they're used to even when the technology improves. 

Thanks for sharing his story, Siri.

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