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Forrest Bird

Medical Respirator Inventor
Born: 6-9-1921 in Stoughton, Massachusetts

Forrest M. Bird is the inventor of the first convenient and reliable, low cost, mass-produced medical respirator, referred to as a medical ventilator in Bird's patent number 3842828. Bird also helped reduce infant mortality rates in babies with respiratory issues with his invention dubbed the "Babybird Respirator" whose technology traces back to patent number 3191596.

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