Medical investigations, a bit of history about the people that saved our lives – eeg, rmi, ct, pet, etc.

12 Jul

When we’re talking about medical investigations, usually we’re crying out for. If we ever think to the people that invented things to save our lives, we only do that when we need medical investigations, or someone beloved does.

When Hans Berger published his work in 1929, after 5 (five) years from recording the first EEG, his findings were met with incredulity and derision by the German medical and scientific establishments.

Berger was started with mathematics (as myself) but cancel the math studies.

An american, William Grey Walter, noted that Berger “was not regarded by his associates as in the front rank of German psychiatrists, having rather the reputation of being a crank. He seemed to me to be a modest and dignified person, full of good humor, and as unperturbed by lack of recognition as he was later by the fame it eventually brought upon him. But he had one fatal weakness: he was completely ignorant of the technical and physical basis of his method. He knew nothing about mechanics or electricity”. -quoted from Wikipedia.

In 1937 his work was recognized, as I quote below:

“After British electrophysiologists Edgar Douglas Adrian and B. H. C. Matthews confirmed Berger’s basic observations in 1934, the importance of his discoveries in electroencephalography (EEG) were finally recognized at an international forum in 1937. By 1938, electroencephalography had gained widespread recognition by eminent researchers in the field, leading to its practical use in diagnosis in the United States, England, and France.

When Godfrey Hounsfield presented in 1975 a computer tomography capable to scan the human body, this things happens after years of research, basically started from 1958.

As we know from Wikipedia, “He then set to work constructing a computer that could take input from X-rays at various angles to create an image of the object in slices. Applying this idea to the medical field led him to propose what is now known as computed tomography. At the time, Hounsfield was not aware of the work that Cormack had done on the theoretical mathematics for such a device.

The prototype CT scanner

Hounsfield built a prototype head scanner and tested it first on a preserved human brain, then on a fresh cow brain from a butcher shop, and later on himself. On 1 October 1971, CT scanning was introduced into medical practice with a successful scan on a cerebral cyst patient at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom.

I can present tones of similar adventures of the people who understood that the life is more important than money, and acted accordingly, sacrificing their life, not only in medicine but in all life’s domains of activity.

My model of brain functionality, Costescu model, which I presented on this web site is so far explaining all brain theories including even the mysteries of the brain. The goal is to be able to capture the right data to obtain a full human map and complete information about human condition at the t0 time, all these meaning nothing but complete medical tests.

I do not want gratitude, awards or other, I just want this technique that will surely be the future of investigative medicine, to be accessible to all, especially to those who die because of the lack of money.

Believe it or not, instead of gratitude for my work, there are conflicts that want me to stop, accusing me that my researches are not profitable and that I committed a crime!

Verba volant, scripta manent –  In this condition, I am more than open to all those who want to develop this project, who want to have full access to all knowledge or to who want to be multi billionaire,  if it is their goal.

I believe that I did enough for this world, and I will not continue to do it, being subject of others stupidity.

Jul 12, 2015, Constantin Costescu

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