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Drinker respirator

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noun Drink·er respirator \ˈdriŋ-kər-\

Medical Definition of Drinker respirator



Biographical Note for drinker respirator

Drinker, Philip (1894–1972), American industrial hygienist. Drinker introduced the Drinker respirator, or iron lung, in 1929. He also invented a small chamber for maintaining respiration in newborn babies. During his career he studied industrial hygiene, the control of air pollution, and toxicology.


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