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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1979

For the development of computer assisted tomography
Name - Allan M. Cormack
Date of birth - February 23, 1924
Institutions - Tufts University Medford, MA, USA
Country - USA

Description - Allan MacLeod Cormack was a South African-born American physicist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on x-ray computed tomography (CT).


Name - Godfrey N. Hounsfield
Date of birth - 28 August 1919
Institutions - Central Research Laboratories, EMI London, United Kingdom
Country - United Kingdom

Description - Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield CBE, FRS, was an English electrical engineer who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Allan McLeod Cormack for his part in developing the diagnostic technique of X-ray computed tomography (CT).