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Popularity of the Baby Name Pulmotor

Number of Babies Named Pulmotor

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Pulmotor

The Baby Named Pulmotor

A news item from 1913:

Leavenworth, Kan. – Pulmotor Bradshaw is the unique name given the infant son of Ada Bradshaw of this city. The child came into the world and for an hour refused to breathe, despite the efforts of physicians. The new city pulmotor was sent for and the infant responded almost instantly when the oxygen was applied.

I haven’t been able to track down any records for Pulmotor Bradshaw — the only baby named Pulmotor that I’ve ever heard of — but I can tell you a a few things about the pulmotor itself.


What was it?

The pulmotor was an early resuscitation device designed to pump oxygen into and out of the lungs.

The device was patented in 1907 by Heinrich Dräger of Germany.

Several years later, U.S. fire departments, police departments and hospitals began acquiring and using pulmotors.

A New York Times article from late 1912 mentioned that New York City’s second pulmotor had just arrived, but that NYC was still behind Chicago, where there were already three pulmotors.

“Pulmotors were used extensively in Europe and the U. S. as late as the 1940s,” according to the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.


Image: Gas Age-Record, 4 Mar. 1922, p. 257