And yes, the Vatican says, he's perfectly able to do his job with one lung.
lung cancer may be the official cause of Joe Paterno's death, but the trauma of recent months may have helped speed his demise.
The tube was to be inserted so it could suction out the blood and air packed in the chest and prevent the lung from collapsing.
The others have frozen to death, died of lung injury, or been crushed by the wheel mechanism.
The results were in by then, a tale told in black shadows on X-ray transparencies: one in the lung, the other in the head.
The lung was not yet attacked, but the bronchial tubes were affected.
When the lung is expanded, air rushes in; when it is contracted, the air is expelled.
At last she succumbed to an attack of lung trouble and passed away.
Strange to say we have not lost a lung case and we have had some pretty bad ones.
But what mattered it if I had half a lung more or less than of yore?
"human respiratory organ," c.1300, from Old English lungen (plural), from Proto-Germanic *lungw- (cf. Old Norse lunge, Old Frisian lungen, Middle Dutch longhe, Dutch long, Old High German lungun, German lunge "lung"), literally "the light organ," from PIE *legwh- "not heavy, having little weight; easy, agile, nimble" (cf. Russian lëgkij, Polish lekki "light;" Russian lëgkoje "lung," Greek elaphros "light" in weight; see also lever).
The notion probably is from the fact that, when thrown into a pot of water, lungs of a slaughtered animal float, while the heart, liver, etc., do not. Cf. also Portuguese leve "lung," from Latin levis "light;" Irish scaman "lungs," from scaman "light;" Welsh ysgyfaint "lungs," from ysgafn "light." See also lights, pulmonary. Lung cancer attested from 1882.
Either of the two saclike organs of respiration that occupy the pulmonary cavity of the thorax and in which aeration of the blood takes place. It is common for the right lung, which is divided into three lobes, to be slightly larger than the left, which has two lobes.