Thomas McMahon (21 April, 1943 – 14 February, 1999) was an author and educator from Ohio. Mr. McMahon was also a pioneer in biomechanics and an inventor.
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Facts about Thomas McMahon:
- Thomas Arthur McMahon was born in Dayton, OH but he grew up in Lexington, MA.
- The author studied physics at Cornell University, M.I.T., and Harvard as a postdoctoral research fellow.
- Mr. McMahon helped develop devices for cardiac assistance, as well as orthopedic biomechanics.
- Muscles, Reflexes and Locomotion, published in 1984, is still considered a classic textbook to this day.
- “Tuned track”, a spring running surface which is credited with improving running times and dramatically cutting injuries was invented by Thomas McMahon.
- His writing careers spans four novels which were very well received. His 1988 novel, Loving Little Egypt, won the Rosenthal Award.
- Thomas McMahon loved interacting with his students at Harvard, as well as finding out how nature works.
- His whimsical novels feature scientists, inventors, as well as engineers as protagonists.
- Together with James W. Glasheen, Mr. McMahon explained how basilisk lizards can run on the surface of water.
- Thomas McMahon blended science and literature and it is often asked if he was a scientists who wrote novels, or a novelist who worked in science.
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