60 Years of Medical Physics

  • 60 Years of Medical Physics

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: IOP

    • Medical
    • Physics
    • Radiation Protection Officer
    • X-ray
    • Radium

    A great article by Sidney B Osborn that is fascinating reading. Perhaps a quote from the article will encourage you to read it: 'This has been a personal reminiscence of the earlier days of Medical Physics which I would not wish to inflict it on any physicist today, although life was in some ways simpler then'. The article can be found on pages 22-41.

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