CT Scanners and Diabetes Technology

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CT Scanners and Diabetes Technology

CT Scanners and Diabetes Technology

21. Wilson Greatbatch (1919-2011)
The American engineer and inventor's achievements included his work on implantable pacemakers. He joined William Chardack, MD, and Andrew Gage, MD, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Buffalo, NY, in the late 1950s to develop what would become the Chardack-Greatbatch implantable pulse generator produced by Medtronic.

22-23. Godfrey Hounsfield (1919-2004) and Allan McLeod Cormack (1924-1998)
The two men shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for developing the diagnostic technique of x-ray computed tomography. CT scanners marked a significant advance because they further reduced the need for physicians to engage in exploratory surgery of patients. Shown above is an early CT scanner image from the Science Museum, London.

24. Forrest Morton Bird (1921-2015)
Forrest Morton Bird helped to create the first reliable mass-produced mechanical ventilators.

25. Helen Murray Free (1923-)
Helen Murray Free is best known for creating a series of self-testing systems for diabetes while she was a researchers at Miles Laboratories, which is now owned by Bayer AG.

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