|  Share | Cite

Forest M. Bird

Born: 1921
Birthplace: Stoughton, Mass

Medical respirators—Bird developed the first highly reliable, low-cost mass-produced respirator in the world. His “Babybird ” respirator reduced infant mortality from respiratory problems from 70% to 10% worldwide. (1995)

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Gerd Karl BinnigThe National Inventors Hall of FameClarence Birdseye