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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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In his office at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, both his legs outstretched, Donald Hollis put aside Damadian’s 1971 Science article on NMR and rolled its fundaments over in his mind. Hollis had a happy-go-lucky voice and the air of a born charmer. He was a medical researcher, caught up by NMR explorations of biological systems, and he carefully pondered any discovery of note in the field. It was thus inevitable that Damadian’s step into the unknown was going to fire up some engines in Baltimore, Maryland, where Hollis worked.

Hollis grew up in the state of Washington and majored in chemistry at the University of Puget Sound. He went on to do graduate work at Stanford University, where his mentor was Richard Ogg, Jr., an NMR expert of ...

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