|Dr. Forrest Bird|
Forrest Bird (left) receiving the Presidential Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush (right)
June 9, 1921|
|Died||August 2, 2015
|Fields||Pulmonology, Intensive Care|
|Education||Doctor of Science in Aeronautics (1977)
Doctor of Medicine (1979)
|Alma mater||Northrop University (ScD)
PontifÃcia Universidade CatÃ³lica 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)
My daddy was a World War I pilot, and I just wanted to be able to fly like he did.
In the human lung, there are millions of air foils, just like aeroplane wings, which facilitate normal breathing.
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.