Pupin, Michael Idvorsky

SUBJECT AREA: Medical technology
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b. 4 October 1858 Idvor, Banat, Serbia
d. 12 March 1935 New York, USA
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Serbian/American applied physicist involved in the development of fluoroscopy and radiological diagnosis.
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Pupin's early education was in Prague and then he emigrated alone to America in 1874. After five years of farm and factory jobs accompanied by night study, he gained admission to Columbia University, New York, in 1879. He graduated in 1883 and after a period at Cambridge University, England, worked under Helmholtz in Berlin. He received his doctorate in 1889.
He returned to Columbia and, apart from his involvement in X-ray diagnosis in 1896, was engaged in practical work in connection with problems in telegraphy and telephony, radio transmitters and electrical network theory. In 1901 he was appointed Professor of Electromechanics, a post that he held for thirty years. He acted as an adviser on behalf of Yugoslavia at the 1919 Peace Conference.
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Principal Honours and Distinctions
Member of the National Academy of Sciences. Pulitzer Prize.
Bibliography
1896, "A few remarks on experiments with roentgen rays", Electricity, New York. 1924, From Immigrant to Inventor (autobiography).
1938, Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
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Biographical history of technology. - Taylor & Francis e-Librar. . 2005.

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