Nobel Laureate Paul C. Lauterbur, developer of MRI, dies at age 77

Paul C. Lauterbur, considered by many to be the father of MRI, died this morning, at age 77. Lauterbur won the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for introducing gradients into a magnetic field that allow for two-dimensional pictures of internal structures. He is survived by his wife, Joan Dawson, his three children, and his first wife.

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