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James Rand III

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James H. Rand III
Born 1910s.
Died 1970s.
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James H. Rand, III, twin brother to Marcell Nelson Rand, selected not to work at his father’s business (Remington Rand) but instead work in the medical research field. He invented some products including: oxygen regulator for anaircraft, a plastic shoe sole, washing machine, pneumatic mattress, respirator for heart surgery, no-leak faucet value and equipment used in operating rooms.

Working with his friend, Dr. Claude S. Beck, who invented and designed the heart defibrillator, J. Henry Rand III and Rand Development Co.(his own company) in Cleveland, Ohio, actually produced the device in 1947.

H. J. Rand lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a scientist and industrial designer and started his own busines, Rand Development Co.

James the III, worked in the mid-1960s on a controversial cancer vaccine at the Cleveland Clinic. Its use was banned by the Federal Government due to not enough testing on animals first and manufacturing they thought was done under unsanitary conditions. The cancer vaccine never came to the general public.

James H. Rand, III, died of abdominal cancer in Nov. 1978 in Ohio.


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