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Medicine in 1962

Dr. Iete Boerama of the University of Amsterdam's Wilhelmina Clinic devised this compression-tank operating room as an improved method of sustaining the patient's blood circulation during an operation. In the tank, air pressure is raised to three times normal so bloodstream and tissues are flooded with oxygen to give the cells a protective reserve.
pressurized operating room

A six-year-old takes a measles shot in stride. The vaccine was stillbeing given only in test areas in 1962, but results were very promising.
measles vaccination

These youngsters are taking the oral polio vaccine developed by Dr. Albert Sabin recently licensed by the U. S. Public Health Service.
oral polio vaccine

In the Year 1962
Dr. Albert Sabin

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