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A MACHINE CALLED INDOMITABLE The Remarkable Story of a Scientist's Inspiration, Invention, and Medical Breakthrough

Kleinfield, Sonny

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ISBN 10: 0812916360 / ISBN 13: 9780812916362
Published by Times Books, New York, 1985
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Title: A MACHINE CALLED INDOMITABLE The Remarkable ...

Publisher: Times Books, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing.

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The remarkable epic of an invention that revolutionized medicine...

Dr. Raymond Damadian was plagued with a mysterious and persistent stomach pain, yet physicians assured him that they could find nothing wrong. To find the answer to his ailment, Damadian would spend the ensuing twelve years building a machine that would change medicine. Nuclear magnetic resonance scanning, now called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), was a revolution: A safe means to determine the makeup of every cell in the human body, distinguishing healthy cells from sick. Although Damadian's ideas were met with skepticism and outright opposition from the medical community, this machine would go on to save the lives of millions by diagnosing disease while effective treatment was still possible. In short, it was a medical miracle.

The story of Damadian's quest - battling skeptical peers, money troubles, and more with an intensity approaching obsession - is one of the great legends of medical research. Sonny Kleinfield, acclaimed reporter and author, captures Damadian's remarkable triumph against the odds with compassion and a keen eye.

A Machine Called Indomitable is scientific storytelling at its finest.

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