Lawrence, Ernest Orlando (1901–1958)
The element lawrencium was named after him, as was the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
In 1936, having recognised the potential use of nuclear isotopes in medicine, Ernest Lawrence persuaded his brother John to join the Berkeley Laboratory to develop this new field. In that same year, John treated a 28-year-old woman, suffering from leukemia, with phosphorus-32 that had been produced in Berkeley's 37-in cyclotron. He then went on to spend the rest of his career in nuclear medicine at Berkeley.
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