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Forrest Bird, Inventor Of Mechanical Ventilators, Dies At 94

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Forrest Bird, inventor of mechanical ventilators and a respirator known as the “BabyBird” for pediatric uses, and founder of Bird Medical Technologies Inc., passed away Aug. 2 at age 94. His initial respirators and ventilators were bought out and improved upon over the last 40 years by a series of device firms.

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