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June 27, 2001

Radiation PathologyRadiation Pathology

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Luis Felipe Fajardo, Morgan Berthrong, and Robert E. Anderson, 454 pp, with illus, $165, ISBN 0-19-511023-4, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2001.

JAMA. 2001;285(24):3150. doi:10.1001/jama.285.24.3150-JBK0627-5-1

I must be cruel only to be kind.This bad begins and worse remains behind. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 3, scene 4

Humankind has harnessed the torrid force of radiation to effect compassionate cure as well as to attain egregious ends. Alas, even when radiation has been applied with benign intentions, there have been ignominious, albeit inadvertent, consequences. Radiation Pathology deals with virtually all of the intended and unintended effects of radiation on the hapless human corpus.

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