What a little magnetism can do
He was born on March 16th, 1936. He studied violin at the world famous Juilliard School of Music when he was 15. Out of 100,000 applicants, he won the Ford Foundation Scholarship, which enabled him to go to college.
He got his B.S. degree in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1956. He received his M.D. degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1960. He later did graduate work at Harvard in biophysics. He then became a professor at the State University of New York-Downstate medical Center where he taught until he founded his company that manufactured magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRI’s).
He initially became interested in MRI in the late 1960’s. In 1970, he noticed a difference in MR signals between cancer and normal tissue and then differences between normal tissues. After years of work, he developed a working MRI scanning machine and started his own company to manufacture them.
In 1988, he received the National Medal of Technology award along with Dr. Lauterbur for developing the MRI scanner.
In 1989, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
In 2001, he received the Lemelson-MIT prize for its lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2004, he received the Franklin Institute Medal for co-inventing the MRI scanner.
He also co-developed the MRI-compatible pacemaker.
Since its inception, over 60 billion MRI scans have been done. Thousands of lives have been saved because of the MRI scanner, thanks to this man.
His name is Dr. Raymond Damadian.
By the way, he’s a Christian and a creationist. It is thought that his creationist credentials prevented him from receiving the Nobel Prize for his MRI scanner invention. An uproad ensued but the prize committee did not change their decision.
He wrote a book called “Gifted Mind”, detailing his Christian and creationist convictions. He has served on the boards of several creationist organizations, including the Institute of Creation Research and Answers in Genesis Creation Museum.
So much for the claim that creationists do not make good scientists.
For His Kingdom,