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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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SEVENTEEN

If you travel north across the rural flatness of Long Island onto Route 110 in the small town of Melville, turn down Pine Lawn Road, and, after a short way, make a hard right onto Marcus Drive, you come to a low-slung, relentlessly plain industrial complex. Across the way is the National Cemetery. Next door is Diplomat Electronics. The building is stark and unobtrusive. Only a small oval sign identifies its tenant: FONAR, an acronym that, of course, offers no inkling of what the company makes. The name thus means nothing to the drivers of the cars and delivery trucks that hurtle by on Pine Lawn Road—who might imagine that its business is zippers or perhaps hood ornaments for cars—or in fact to virtually all of the American public, and ...

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