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Dr. Forrest Bird

Forrest Bird (left) receiving the Presidential Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush (right)
Born (1921-06-09)June 9, 1921
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Died August 2, 2015(2015-08-02) (aged 94)
Sagle, Idaho
Nationality American
Fields Pulmonology, Intensive Care
Education Doctor of Science in Aeronautics (1977)
Doctor of Medicine (1979)
Alma mater Northrop University (ScD)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (MD)
Academic advisors Andre Cournad
Known for Bird Universal Medical Respirator (1958)
Notable awards National Inventors Hall of Fame
Presidential Citizens Medal
National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2009)
Spouses Mary Moran (m.1945)
Dominique Deckers (m. 1988)
Pamela Riddle (m. 1999)
Children Catherine Bird

My daddy was a World War I pilot, and I just wanted to be able to fly like he did.
Forrest Bird
In the human lung, there are millions of air foils, just like aeroplane wings, which facilitate normal breathing.
Forrest Bird
I work as if I were going to be the next person to need a respirator. I share in the benefits I bestow on others, and my work has enriched my life.
Forrest Bird