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1952 After he retired from Alvis, George Thomas Smith-Clarke was co-opted onto a Birmingham hospital region subcommittee "to investigate the efficacy of mechanical ventilators". Upset at the distress caused to a patient taken out of an iron lung for nursing care, he redesigned all aspects of the existing Nuffield/Both iron lung or cabinet breathing machine, widely used to treat patients with respiratory paralysis caused by poliomyelitis.
The Smith-Clarke Junior Cabinet Respirator was designed by George Thomas Smith-Clarke and made by Cape Engineering.
1977 Exhibited ventilators at Dubai medical equipment exhibition
2006 Won 10-year contract industrial cleaning and asbestos management for Scottish Power