This post was written by Connor Balough
Many voters are aware of Donald Trump’s intelligence and business acumen, but did you know that his uncle helped develop the xray machine to combat cancer and save hundreds of thousands of lives?
Voters are stunned to learn that John George Trump, who died in 1985 and was a recipient of U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s National Medal of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, had created the famed cancer treatment rotational radiation therapy and together with another physicist, Robert Van De Graaff, developed on of the first million volt xray generators.
In 1946 John Trump founded the High Voltage Engineering Corporation to produce Van De Graaf and his generators. The National Academy of Engineering called Trump a “pioneer in the scientific, engineering and medical applications of high voltage machinery.” His brilliance is credited with prolonging the lives of cancer patients across the world.