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August 28, 1937

Medical Uses of Radium: Summary of Reports from Research Centres for 1935

JAMA. 1937;109(9):734. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780350102025

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Abstract

As formerly, this report reviews the research done during the year with radium and radon distributed by the Medical Research Council to selected centers in Great Britain and Ireland. In the experimental section the investigations on cellular action conducted in Strangeway's research laboratory in Cambridge are reported under three headings: biologic response as a function of the intensity of radiation (Spear and Hughes), the effect of gamma radiation on cell division in the tadpole (Gluecksmann and Spear) and the mode of action of radiation (Lea, Haines and Coulson). In the St. John Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine, Taylor has made some studies aimed at the determination of the effect of combining low frequency (so-called ultra short) waves with high frequency oscillations (gamma rays) on tumors of the rat. These examinations showed that the sensitivity of Jensen rat sarcoma and the Walker carcinoma to radium radiation was not affected by

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