Polio/Iron Lung

Polio Iron Lung

Images of the Iron Lung, Halstead Hospital and it’s labs, and Hertzler memorabilia.


KLCH has the distinct honor to display our very own iron lung, nicknamed ‘Ol Iron Sides. It was donated to the Hertzler Research Foundation and has been a fixture of the Kansas Learning Center for Health for many years highlighting the intriguing treatment options for polio. Polio was an epidemic that largely affected the United States in the early 1950s. Schedule your visit to find out more about polio and the journey to it’s local eradication