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November 10, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(11):1065-1066. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970280045018

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Fellowships in Health Physics Available.—  The U. S. Atomic Energy Commission has made available 75 special fellowships for the academic year 1957-1958 in a relatively new field closely related to the atomic-energy program—radiological physics. The Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies administers the fellowships for the commission. Radiological physics, or health physics, is devoted to the prevention of damage to life or property from radiation and includes such considerations as the disposal of radioactive wastes, biological effects of radiation, the establishment of maximum permissible radiation doses, and the interaction of radiation with matter. The radiological physics program provides for an academic year of formal courses at one of four universities to which fellows may be assigned, followed by a transfer to a corresponding cooperating AEC installation, where fellows train for about three months in applied health physics. The four centers of the program are at the University

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