John Haven Emerson

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Birthday
5, 1906
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 4, 1997 (90)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1906
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 4, 1997 (90)

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Inventor who created a practical and affordable version of the iron lung artificial respirator.

Before Fame

He took over a machine shop at age 22 from a local merchant and quickly began working on his own inventions.

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He made an improved version of an existing iron lung, but its patent holder sued him for infringement and lost.

Family Life

His cousin Maxfield Parrish contributed drawings to some of his patents.

Associated With

He was related to Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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