Born August 28, 1919; died August 12, 2004 at the age of 84.
An English electrical engineer who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1979 for creating computer scanners of axial tomography. He created the idea during a walk on the ground in 1967, when he realized that the contents of a box could be reconstructed by reading values from all angles through it. In 1973, his CAT scanner was able to create a cross-sectional image of the brain in 4 1/2 minutes, which is invaluable for diagnosing brain diseases.
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