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January 12, 1957

Progress in Radiobiology

JAMA. 1957;163(2):156. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970370070024

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Abstract

The 72 contributions in this book give the results of original investigations. The papers are grouped into 11 sections, some dealing with the more fundamental physical and chemical aspects of radiation biology and some with genetics. The last seven sections have more direct applications in medicine. There are four papers that deal with protection by substances like cysteamine; seven, with the protective effect of anoxia; six, with the spleen, bone marrow, and blood; five, with bone; five, with carcinogenesis; seven, with miscellaneous phenomena such as the development of a radioresistant strain of carcinoma; and eight, with specifically human problems. This last group includes discussions of the effects of radiation from atomic fallout, occupational blood dyscrasias, cytopenias developing late after internal administration of thorium dioxide, and the normal radium content of the human body. A great deal of concrete information is presented in the abundant diagrams, and there are some magnificent

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