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May 30, 1966


JAMA. 1966;196(9):23-25. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100220011003

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Radiology.—  The National Advisory Committee on Radiation proposed steps to alleviate shortages of trained manpower in clinical and academic radiology, to raise the quality of medical and dental radiological services, and to improve radiation protection practices in the health professions.The advisory group, headed by Russell Morgan, MD, of Baltimore, reported to the US Surgeon General that:Serious weaknesses in academic departments of radiology have restricted efforts to provide adequate instruction of medical and post-doctoral students in the clinical applications of ionizing radiation, including radiation protection.An increasingly severe shortage of manpower exists in all branches of the radiological sciences."The magnitude and complexity of these problems are sufficiently great that a concerted effort is needed by the Public Health Service to correct them," said the advisory committee.It recommended that:

  • PHS should unify administrative direction of its programs in the radiological sciences.

  • PHS should undertake training and

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