allan macleod cormack

Cormack

[kawr-muhk]
noun
Allan MacLeod [muh-kloud] , 1924–98, U.S. physicist and biophysicist, born in South Africa: Nobel Prize 1979.
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South African-born American physicist who, with Godfrey Hounsfield, was awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work in developing the powerful new diagnostic technique of computerized axial tomography (CAT). Cormack was unusual in the field of Nobel laureates because he never earned a doctorate degree in medicine or any other field of science.

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