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October 8, 1949


JAMA. 1949;141(6):397-398. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910060035013

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SHORT COURSE ON RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES  One hundred and fifty reserve medical and dental officers and several Royal Canadian reserve medical officers attended a 5 day course in Medical Aspects of Special Weapons and Radioactive Isotopes, which began September 26 at Bethesda, Md. Capt. Melville J. Aston of the Naval Medical School conducted the course. The teaching staff included civilian consultants of the Navy, representatives of the Atomic Energy Commission and officers of the U. S. Public Health Service, Army and Navy, who are proficient in the field of atomic energy or specialize in the biologic and pathologic effects of ionizing radiation. Visits were made to the cyclotron at the Carnegie Institute at Chevy Chase, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health and the Naval Medical Research Institute.Civilian scientists who spoke were Drs. Charles F. Geschickter, J. B. Trunnell, Herbert Friedman, Philip H. Abelson, Karl Z.

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