A little bit of history on ventilators…..


The history of ventilation for the Dräger company starts with the Pulmotor, for which my great-great-grandfather, Heinrich Dräger, received the patent in the year 1907. In his memoirs he describes how on a journey abroad he collected ideas for resuscitating people poisoned by gas and put these into practice in the shape of the Pulmotor. It was my great- grandfather, Bernhard Dräger, who helped prepare his father’s invention for serial production and developed the concept of the Pulmotor controlled by airway pressure.


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