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The Life and Work of Edith Clarke

Mike Kay

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The Life and Work of Nikola Tesla

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The Life and Work of Sir William Siemens

Dr. Sasa Djokic

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2013-06-13 Power Channel

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The IET kindly asked me to talk about Godfrey Hounsfield on 20th March, and wondered if he might trigger any discussion on this board.

Godfrey Hounsfield pioneered CT scanning and in 1972 proved to a remarkably sceptical world that CT detects tumours and blood clots within the brain at acceptable cost and dose. The use of his technique has grown in each of the ensuing four decades and it has helped millions of people around the world. It launched the modern era of computer-assisted medical imaging. See also www.GNHounsfield.org. Earlier (in 1956/7) he was leader of the design team for the first commercial  transistorised  computer made in Britain, the EMIDEC 1100.

Godfrey Hounsfield left school at age 16 with no qualifications. Would a similar person be able to make such breakthroughs today?

Posted by Richard Waltham, speaker at the upcoming Siemens Magnet Technology and Godfrey Hounsfield event.

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For anyone in this community who lives in the Glasgow area there will be a lecture around the Pioneers of Medical Engineering on 11 November. Details are here http://www.theiet.org/events/2013/189306.cfm
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