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This Month in AFMS History: The air transportable “Flying Lung"

The “flying lung” designed at the U.S. Air Force School of Aviation Medicine in 1952. A flight nurse adjusts and prepares to disconnect the battery used during transport from the hospital to the aircraft, January 29, 1953. Once aboard, the pressure pump plugged directly into the plane’s electrical system to power the flying lung during flight. (Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration)

PHOTO BY: Air Force Medical Service History Office
VIRIN: 180706-F-FT687-001.JPG
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