The Man Still Breathing Against All Odds After 70 Years in an Iron Lung

Paul Alexander is the longest-living person on a negative-pressure Emerson respirator

Rui Alves

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One of the two Iron Lungs at Fort Sam Houston.
Image by Articseahorse on Wikimedia Commons | Public domain

With my birthday fast approaching, last week one of my friends living in the U.S., knowing I love personal stories, sent me Paul Alexander’s book, Three Minutes for a Dog: My Life in an Iron Lung, as a…

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Rui Alves

I'm a language teacher, linguist and published author (who joined the Army and worked for the EU). A publisher, digital ronin, musician and alchemist of sound.