the British Society for the History of Radiology
An Interventional Radiology Odyssey: The Story of my Life and Work
by Josef Rosch
Louis Harold Gray: a founding father of radiobiology by S Wynchank.
Genes, Flies , Bombs and a Better Life -
by Geoff Meggitt
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Click here for this article in Popular Science with contributions from Arpan Banerjee
Check Arpan Banerjee’s recent article in Rad magagzine on Radiology and Nobel Prizes
HISTORY OF MEDICAL PHYSICS E-
Reviewed by Dr Arpan K Banerjee Past Chair Brit Soc Hist Radiology
This is the second edition of a book first published to great acclaim a decade ago.
The early pioneers did not understand the harmful effect of x-
The book starts with the coverage of the early years of X-
The chapter on fission and weapons is a truly international coverage of this subject
and makes both interesting but chilling reading especially when covering the recent
Chernobyl disaster. The concepts of dose and genetic and somatic effects are covered
in detail. There are also useful chapters on radiation measurement and safety as
well as a chapter on the development of organisations which specifically set about
dealing with the issues of radiation protection and safety including coverage of
This is a comprehensive well researched monograph which is international in its coverage and referenced comprehensively a feature which will help those interested in the primary resources and looking up further information .
Many will dip in and out and are bound to find interesting information in this informative and scholarly contribution to this very important field of study.