From School Failure to a Nobel Prize in Medicine

After a long journey of giving, Peter Mansfield passed away at the age of 83. Peter Mansfield grew up in the Lambeth district in south London.

After failing school tests, he left school at the age of 15. Then he worked as an assistant in a printing house, and his interest in rocket science led him to have a job in a government program of rockets. After that, he received a degree in physics from the University of London. Then, he worked as a lecturer in physics at the University of Nottingham in 1964, where he led a research team to develop Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Mansfield also ignored medical warnings of entering the MRI device to become the first person to do so and be examined. After that, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2003, jointly with Paul Lauterbur, an American professor of chemistry.

The University of Nottingham said that Mansfield’s developing of the rapid scanning technology has supported the most complex MRI applications in clinical use.

The university added that “Mansfield’s efforts have developed neurology and physiology, by opening up new horizons for brain and body work, as well as, helping doctors detect cancer and consider abnormal activities in the human brain, especially for those who suffer from hyperactivity, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. “

Thus, failure in the test is not the end of the path for man, but perhaps the key to liberate his powers and innovations.



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