Raincoat Respirator

Another example of an attractive woman (Gail Andrews) modeling a strange piece of equipment.

In this case, the equipment was a "raincoat respirator" invented by John Emerson of Cambridge, Mass. and displayed at a meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in October 1960. It was an oversive plastic bag "much like a huge raincoat" attached to a modified vacuum cleaner motor. It helped patients breathe.

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 31, 2013
     Category: Medicine | 1960s

Hookup a dedicated XT computer to it, throw in some poorly written software, some re-purposed off the shelf attachments, slap a $3,794.388.95 price tag on it (don't for get about the Obama Medical Equipment Tax) and you'll be rich!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/31/13 at 11:01 AM
As a man I might try that if the hose could be moved a bit lower 😜
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/31/13 at 11:31 AM
It sounds like it functions like an iron lung. Not nearly as much pressure though.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/31/13 at 12:12 PM
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