New iron lungs for French hospitals & iron lung rushed to man in mid-ocean.
Paris, Lyons and the Atlantic.
Orly, Paris. MV. Crowd around Constellation aircraft at Orly airport, Paris. SV. Iron lung being unloaded from bottom hatchway of aircraft. SV. Men placing lung on pile. CU. Pierre Schneither, Minister of Health. MV. Lung being inspected by group of people. Schneither among them. SV. Schneither inspecting lung.
Lyons. GV. Through gate of hospital de Croix Rouge in Lyons. GV. Exterior of hospital. MV. Little girl in iron lung. SV. Girl in iron lung. SV. New iron lung on table. CU. New iron lung. SV. Boy brought from old lung and laid on table. SV. Assistants placing iron lung on boy. MV. Breathing pipe fitted to lung. SV. Boy having iron lung strapped round waist. CU. Bellow, pumping machine working. MV. Boy lying on back in new lung. SV. Boy lying on back wearing new lung. CU. Air pump bellow working. SV. Boy sits up in new lung. MV. Boy gets out of bed and sits in chair.
Mid Atlantic - American item - American voiceover. SV. From deck bows of coast guard cutter at sea. CU. Coast guard officer looking through binoculars, passing binoculars to Dr N. L. Greenfield, New York polio specialist flown with an iron lung to Mid Atlantic to help a patient. MV. Doctor getting into whale boat to be taken to ship with infantile paralysis case aboard. MV. Doctor in boat being rowed to liner 'Parthia' which is seen in background. SV. Doctor being helped into hoist. Hoist begins to move. SV. Hoist carrying doctor being hauled up. MV. From whale boat, doctor being pulled aboard. MV. Doctor and nurse around patient's bed. Dr Greenfield fits breathing pipe to iron lung. CU. Iron lung. SV. Patient lying in bed. Nurse taking pulse.
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Date found in the old record - 05/09/1949.