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  1. A ventilator is a machine designed to provide mechanical
    ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the
    lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient
    who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently

    Forrest Morton Bird (June 9, 1921 – August 2, 2015) was an
    American aviator, inventor, and biomedical engineer.
    He is best known for having created some of the first
    reliable mass-produced mechanical ventilators
    for acute and chronic cardiopulmonary care

    The first “Bird” units
    Bird created a prototype ventilator unit which was tested
    on seriously ill patients with limited success.
    His first prototype consisted of strawberry
    shortcake tins and a doorknob. Most of these first
    units were sold to the Army, in the original format of
    tins and the doorknob. Further revision resulted in the 1955 release
    of the “Bird Universal Medical Respirator”

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