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Paul Alexander, Living on Artificial Iron Lung, Passed Away

Paul Alexander, lived in artificial iron lung for 72 years passed away

Paul Alexander, an American citizen who lived for 72 years on an iron lung after being disabled by polio at the age of six, passed away.

Alexander, a 6-year-old from Dallas, Texas, contracted polio, which left him paralyzed from the neck down and requiring a machine to breathe.

He was kept in a submarine-like cylinder and his life was limited to that.

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But nevertheless he completed his studies and after obtaining his law degree worked in the same field and also wrote a book.

Philip Alexander:

“My brother passed away last night, and it is with a heavy heart that we share this news. It was an honor to be part of the life of a man who was so loved,” stated Philip Alexander on Facebook on Wednesday.

Christopher Ulmer, who ran a fundraising campaign for Paul Alexander also confirmed Paul death on the Go Fund Me page on Tuesday.

Christopher stated that Paul Alexander’s story resonated widely and positively impacted people around the world, making him a role model whose memory will endure for years to come.

Earlier, Paul Alegrander’s TikTok account reported that he had been rushed to the hospital after contracting Covid.

They remained alive while being reliant on an iron lung, a device that connected the lungs to a pump in a chamber, regulating the pressure inside to facilitate lung function.

Although the technology was invented in the 1920s, its utilization declined following the development of the polio vaccine by Jonas Salk. With the vaccine becoming widespread in 1955, the technology nearly fell into disuse.

Alexander holds the world record for the longest life on an artificial and iron lung.

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