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Sun February 3, 2013

Local Doctor Honors Medicine's Past In New Museum

Dr. Bruce Hodges has a pediatric iron lung on display at his new medical museum. The old respirators were used to help paralyzed polio patients breathe.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Medicine is changing pretty fast these days, with new procedures, treatments and drugs coming out all the time. But one area doctor has been out on a mission to pay homage to medicine’s past: the mistakes, breakthroughs and lessons that might be taken for granted today. Dr. Bruce Hodges started out collecting medical relics from around the region as a kind of hobby, but it has grown way beyond the confines of his house.

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