De & Doreen Wiltse Wiltse family photo

De & Doreen Wiltse

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The love of a husband. Doreen in iron lung from Polio About Doreen Marie (Bergan) Wiltse: Married Emery Delos Wiltse on October 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA Was stricken with Polio as a young adult. ... show more

The love of a husband. Doreen in iron lung from Polio

About Doreen Marie (Bergan) Wiltse

Married Emery Delos Wiltse on October 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA Was stricken with Polio as a young adult. ...more about Doreen Marie (Bergan) Wiltse

AncientFaces This photo is described as "the love of a husband." The wife is in an iron lung (adorned with a rose) due to polio - how awful was polio and how we treated it?!
Jun 23 · Reply
Mary Krempel and is why schoolchildren were inoculated against polio, and smallpox. Folks who do not 'believe' in vaccines, do you really want to go back to this? Without the Iron Lung these loved ones would have died. Some spent the rest of their lives inside it. Please, Vaccinate!
Jul 16 · Reply
Sheri Johnson She lived into her 80s and they had a wonderful life. I miss her and Grandpa terribly
Jul 19 · Reply
Gary Capehart I had polio in 1950 at age 5. I remember when I left the hospital the nurse carried me into ward with iron lungs all around in a large room. She was showing me how lucky I was because I only had a mild case. I'm almost 69 years old and I can remember that very vividly. I can't imagine a life inside an iron lung.
Jul 21 · Reply
Dee (Delores) Lamb This brings back such memories. I'm currently 69 and remember being in one of these as a young child. I just woke up one morning and couldn't move my legs. We've come a long way in medicine today but the vaccines are more important than ever.
Jul 30 · Reply
Jeanet Groenink It was a terrible disease, I had my shots against it ,when I was a teen.
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