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A Machine Called Indomitable : The Remarkable Story of a Scientist's Inspiration, Invention, and Medical Breakthrough by Sonny Kleinfield

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On the day that his stomach first began to bother him, Raymond Damadian was annoyed and nothing more. After all, he hardly ever got sick, and there seemed to be no particular reason for the pain. At any rate, the distress subsided, and matters of greater urgency than his belly laid claim to his attention. On subsequent days, however, the ache reappeared, and it conspired to produce some disquieting anxieties in him. “It was not an excruciating pain” is how Damadian described it to others. “It was just a pain that made me uneasy. It made me wonder, Hey, what’s wrong with me?”

This was in the middle 1960s, when Damadian was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, framing a future in medical research. “It was a high-pressure place to be. ...

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