Philip Drinker was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania back in 1894. He attended St. George School he continued his education at Princeton. He trained as a chemical engineer at Lehigh for two years.
He was hired by the Harvard Medical School to teach industrial illumination and ventilation, then moved to the Harvard School of Public Health. He continued to study and wrote textbooks on a variety of topics in industrial hygiene. During WWII, he directed the industrial hygiene program for the United States Maritime Commission. After the war, he advised the Atomic Energy Commission. He retired from Harvard in 1960. H died in 1972, he was 77. He was inducted into the US National Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
What you may not know about Philip is that the reason he was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame is because while dealing with an industrial hygiene problem-coal gas poisoning, he invented the iron lung in 1928. It truly saved a lot of lives for those who suffered from polio in the day.
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