our founder

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Dr. Robert A. Hingson grew up with an interest in health and caring for others. He attended the University of Alabama, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1935, and then entered the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where he received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1938. Following his studies, he pursued a career in the field of anesthesiology.

Dr. Hingson’s innovative efforts led to three monumental inventions and methods that continue to relieve pain and suffering worldwide today. He invented a portable respirator anesthesia gas machine and resuscitator called the Western Reserve Midget. This machine is highly transportable and allows for the delivery of a short-term, general anesthetic. He also performed extensive experiments in the use of anesthesia to prevent pain during childbirth. These efforts won international recognition and led to the invention of the continuous caudal anesthesia techniques. Dr. Hingson is best known in the public health field for his jet injector, a tool that has enabled efficient, mass, needle-less inoculation worldwide against such diseases as smallpox, measles, tuberculosis, tetanus, leprosy, poliomyelitis, and influenza. The “peace gun,” as it is known, allows the inoculation of 1,000 persons per hour with several simultaneous vaccines.

in his own words

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"I have given of my life to receive it back again more abundantly."
Dr. Robert Hingson

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our founder

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Dr. Robert A. Hingson grew up with an interest in health and caring for others. He attended the University of Alabama, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1935, and then entered the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where he received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1938. Following his studies, he pursued a career in the field of anesthesiology.

Dr. Hingson’s innovative efforts led to three monumental inventions and methods that continue to relieve pain and suffering worldwide today. He invented a portable respirator anesthesia gas machine and resuscitator called the Western Reserve Midget. This machine is highly transportable and allows for the delivery of a short-term, general anesthetic. He also performed extensive experiments in the use of anesthesia to prevent pain during childbirth. These efforts won international recognition and led to the invention of the continuous caudal anesthesia techniques. Dr. Hingson is best known in the public health field for his jet injector, a tool that has enabled efficient, mass, needle-less inoculation worldwide against such diseases as smallpox, measles, tuberculosis, tetanus, leprosy, poliomyelitis, and influenza. The “peace gun,” as it is known, allows the inoculation of 1,000 persons per hour with several simultaneous vaccines.

in his own words

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"I have given of my life to receive it back again more abundantly."
Dr. Robert Hingson

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Healthcare

A total of 96 40' container equivalents of medicines, medical supplies, and equipment were shipped around the world in 2020.

Educational

A total of 16 40' containers equivalents of textbooks & educational materials were sent in the US & around the world in 2020.

Med-Surg

A total of 61 Med-Surg Trips were provided with vital medicines, supplies and equipment in 2020.

Reach

A total of 42 countries across the globe served by Brother's Brother Foundation programs.

Healthcare

A total of 96 40' container equivalents of medicines, medical supplies, and equipment were shipped around the world in 2020.

Educational

A total of 16 40' containers equivalents of textbooks & educational materials were sent in the US & around the world in 2020.

Med-Surg

A total of 61 Med-Surg Trips were provided with vital medicines, supplies and equipment in 2020.

Reach

A total of 42 countries across the globe served by Brother's Brother Foundation programs.

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Here at home and around the world, our neighbors, family and friends are still suffering from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 crisis, ravaging wildfires and unrelenting hurricanes.

When you make a donation this year, you help support those who've suffered the most in these recent disasters and those who are standing on the front lines responding to these catastrophes. Help us make an even bigger difference for them today.

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Slide FEBRUARY, 2021 “Brother’s Brother Foundation, This Is Laura, How May I Help You?” FEBRUARY, 2021 Free Wheelchair Mission: BBF's Developing Partnerships FEBRUARY, 2021 brother's brother foundation’s Response To Super Typhoon In Philippines Slide FEBRUARY, 2021 University Of Pittsburgh Hygiene Kit Drive FEBRUARY, 2021 BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE FEBRUARY, 2021 HOW HAS BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION RESPONDED TO COVID? Slide AUGUST 27, 2020 PITTSBURGH RESPONDS TO HURRICANE LAURA AUGUST 17, 2020 PITTSBURGH SENDS RELIEF SUPPLIES TO BEIRUT MAY 26, 2020 COVID-19 GLOBAL RELIEF & LOCAL IMPACT
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join our cause &
make a donation

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Here at home and around the world, our neighbors, family and friends are still suffering from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 crisis, ravaging wildfires and unrelenting hurricanes.

When you make a donation this year, you help support those who've suffered the most in these recent disasters and those who are standing on the front lines responding to these catastrophes. Help us make an even bigger difference for them today.

DONATE NOW


Slide FEBRUARY, 2021 “Brother’s Brother Foundation, This Is Laura, How May I Help You?” FEBRUARY, 2021 Free Wheelchair Mission: BBF's Developing Partnerships FEBRUARY, 2021 brother's brother foundation’s Response To Super Typhoon In Philippines Slide FEBRUARY, 2021 University Of Pittsburgh Hygiene Kit Drive FEBRUARY, 2021 BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE FEBRUARY, 2021 HOW HAS BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION RESPONDED TO COVID? Slide AUGUST 27, 2020 PITTSBURGH RESPONDS TO HURRICANE LAURA AUGUST 17, 2020 PITTSBURGH SENDS RELIEF SUPPLIES TO BEIRUT MAY 26, 2020 COVID-19 GLOBAL RELIEF & LOCAL IMPACT

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