Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  February 8, 2016
Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI Book Cover Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI
Jeff Kinley & Raymond Damadian
Master Books
October 1, 2015

One man’s search for truth on a personal journey of invention and faith!

Today, magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRIs) and similar technologies are saving lives in hospitals and clinics throughout the world. In 1969, this kind of technique was just an idea in the visionary mind of Dr. Raymond Damadian.

As a young boy, he watched his grandmother die painfully from breast cancer. Dr. Damadian would eventually decide on a career in medical research and pioneer this field of amazing research. Although in 1971 his concept of detecting tumors through magnetic resonance imaging was widely met with skepticism, he became the first researcher to do a full-body scan of a human being in 1977 in order to see if there was cancer present. His life has been an incredible journey of discovery helping you learn:

  • How his concept for cancer detection was inspired and developed
  • Why faith became an integral part of his work
  • Why he is a strong supporter of the creativity and freedom found in patents.

From resourcefully creating his discoveries on a shoestring budget to a battle with the business behemoth known as G.E., learn how the exciting development of this technology led him to a self examination of his life and faith. What driving force is at the heart of what can arguably be called one of the greatest minds in the past 50 years and how does faith play a crucial role in his work?

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI by Jeff Kinley and Raymond Damadian (Master Books, 2015).

“…this book will fascinate anyone with an interest in the human side of science. It will also appeal to those interested in the development of the MRI, as well as to those interested in the political side of science and the Nobel Prize. Finally, it is a breath of fresh air in a world where many oppose direct creation and where a vigorous and well-funded promotion of theistic evolution challenges those who hold creationist views. Recommended.”
Reviewer: Annie Kate Aarnoutse
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a fascinating story and a great story of God working through men and women and science to reveal all that He has done for us… This book is worth one’s time. May it turn may to praise our God and Savior.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very interesting book that captures the faith of one man and his discoveries in the scientific and medical world.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

“…the central tale of scientific exploration and discovery definitely held my interest.”
Reviewer: David M. Hodges
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you have a great idea but are wondering if you are qualified for the job because of your qualifications and experiences, read it!”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 5 Stars

“..a worthwhile read for those interested in reconciling faith and science, which are often pitted against one another. My hat is off to you Dr. Damadian!”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 3 Stars

“What I found in this book was an interesting story of how God worked through a man, even without his knowing, to develop this incredible medical diagnostic tool… It would make a decent addition to a shelf of biographical works.”
Reviewer: Joseph Westbrook
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book tells it all as frankly as possible from the perspective of Damadian. Not everyone could have done what Damadian had achieved. That is the reason why he had that “gifted mind.” Great story!”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are discouraged or doubting that God can or will use you as a Christian in this day and world we live in I strongly urge you to read Gifted Mind and be encouraged that God has, can, and will always use people who fear Him and His Word and purpose to do His will, in their hearts no matter the cost or outcome. To God be the Glory!”
Reviewer: Harold Cameron
Rating: 5 Stars