Early Infant & Pediatric Ventilators
Infant and pediatric ventilators from the 1960s -1980s are featured.
Bourns LS-104 Pediatric Respirator
The Bourns LS-104 Pediatric Respirator resulted from research conducted at Iowa State University in the early 1960s. Bourns Corporation began production of the ventilator in 1966.
Bourns LS-104 Respirator
This ad featuring the Bourns Pediatric Respirator LS-104, the nasal mask application kit, and the tiltable holding bed, appeared in the October 1967 issue of the INHALATION THERAPY journal.
Bourns LS104-150 D
Bourns Slide Rule
This ad from 1981 features the Bourns BP 200 Infant Ventilator.
Bourns BP 200
The Bourns BP200 was introduced circa 1980.
BP 200 in the NICU
The Infrasonics Infant Star Ventilator was introduced circa 1984.
Infant Star – back view
The back of the Infrasonics Infant Star Ventilator is shown.
A glimpse of one of the NICU rooms at OSF St. Francis, Peoria, Illinois in the early 1980s. An Infant Star ventilator is shown on the left.
Image from the archives of OSF St. Francis Respiratory Therapy Department, Peoria, Illinois
Draeger Spiromat 661
The Draeger Spiromat 661 ventilator could be used to ventilate pediatric patients.
In October 1976, Dr. Forrest M. Bird applied for a U.S. patent for his BabyBird ventilator. The patent was awarded on August 4, 1979.
A BabyBird ventilator, autographed by the inventor, Dr. Forrest M. Bird, is shown.
BabyBird in NICU
1980s in the NICU with the BabyBird
The Dräger Babylog 8000, designed for neonates and infants, was introduced in the early 1980s.
A Healthdyne ventilator is in use on an infant shown in this circa 1980 photo from the Pediatric Intensive Care Children's Hospital of Boston.
Image from the archives of the Children's Hospital of Boston