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Bailey, a town of 500-plus in Nash County, has been the museum’s home since its founding in 1967 by Josephine E. Newell, seventh in a line of country doctors. In 2003, however, local volunteers turned over stewardship to the Medical Foundation of East Carolina University. Mecklenburg County has its own – much smaller — Mint […]

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Iron lung — what a name. The recent reissue of “Breath: Life in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung” by Martha Mason made me wonder about other surviving iron lungs. This one sure has a curious provenance. Even at the height of the polio epidemic, why would a “Charlotte Lifesaving Crew” need an iron lung? […]

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