Its time to announce an exciting addition to the Rose Melnick Medical Museum- a replica iron lung!
Right now its still under construction, but it should be ready to go in April. Once its installed in the “Life in the Lung” exhibit, visitors will be able to go inside and experience what it felt like to be “inside the Lung.”
Our replica is made to full scale and features windows, arm ports (to be added), interior lights, and a padded bed that slides into the chamber. It will be painted yellow to match the real Iron Lung.
I’m not aware of any other museum that has something like this were visitors can get this first-hand experience. Please let me know if you’ve seen one somewhere!