The origin of many of the eponymous terms in modern medicine is unknown to many people who utter them daily. As a contribution to understanding the historical background of MRI, we provide a brief account of the life and work of Joseph Larmor, the Irish scientist, whose name is frequently used by chemists, physicists and radiologists alike.
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Received: 23 July 1999 Accepted: 14 February 2000
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Tubridy, N., McKinstry, C. Neuroradiological history: Sir Joseph Larmor and the basis of MRI physics. Neuroradiology 42, 852–855 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002340000400
- Key words Larmor
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Neurology history