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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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Nearly twenty reporters had gathered in the Downstate laboratory—more human beings than had ever been in the room. Some of them looked bored; others seemed expectant. Indomitable was the agenda item that had drawn the crowd.

Nervous that rival scientists would attempt to undermine his accomplishment, Damadian had immediately called a press conference to trumpet his news to the world. As it turned out, the regular publicity person for the university who had previously handled papers by him had recently left for another job. When Damadian approached the replacement, she said she was much too busy working on another project having to do with the social development of pregnant women. Thus Damadian had taken the unusual step of finding an ...

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