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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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Damadian went to his laboratory these days brimming with confidence. He walked with a jaunty air. Ideas swam in his head. He would talk at length to his two principal research associates, Michael Goldsmith and Larry Minkoff—in the lab, at lunch, at dinner—about the promise of NMR. He was a study in impatience, for already he was imagining lives being saved by what, in reality, was still an unproven concept. But he was a man with a mission. Confidence, he believed, was the essential ingredient of success, and he had it in abundance.

What concerned him, though, was a lack of money. In the past, his work had been funded by sundry grants from one scientific agency or another, but the money had now almost totally evaporated. The shortage of funds ...

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