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This authoritative volume should serve essentially as an excellent source of reference for all those concerned with radiation and its effects. The author, undertaking an ambitious project, has systematically recorded the available information in a concise logical presentation. In the first part of the book, the fundamental principles of radiation biology are set forth. The remainder of the book is then subdivided into discussions of the biology of ionizing radiation, ultraviolet radiation, and visible and infrared radiation, with emphasis on medical significance.
Throughout, the author is careful to point out which information is well documented and which is purely theoretical and also which is derived from animal studies as distinct from human studies. There is a complete table of contents which facilitates reference and helps somewhat to make up for the lack of an index. One-fourth of the book is devoted to a comprehensive bibliography of more than five-thousand references.
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