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Louis Harold Gray : A Founding Father of Radiobiology

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Sinclair Wynchank. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book is a scientific biography of Louis Harold ("Hal") Gray, FRS (1905-65), a pioneer in radiobiology: a little known science that is nevertheless extremely important since it constitutes the basis of radiotherapy. Hal Gray's work also played a vital role in ensuring that radiography would be a safe procedure for the hundreds of millions of persons in whom X-ray pictures have been taken. The book offers fascinating insights into both the history of radiobiology and the life of Hal. It cont…
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Author
Wynchank, Sinclair
Responsibility
Sinclair Wynchank
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 137 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series Title
Springer biographies
ISBN
9783319433974
9783319433967 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiobiology
Radiotherapy
PersonalSubject
Gray, Louis Harold, 1905-1965
Other Subjects
England
Abstract
This book is a scientific biography of Louis Harold ("Hal") Gray, FRS (1905-65), a pioneer in radiobiology: a little known science that is nevertheless extremely important since it constitutes the basis of radiotherapy. Hal Gray's work also played a vital role in ensuring that radiography would be a safe procedure for the hundreds of millions of persons in whom X-ray pictures have been taken. The book offers fascinating insights into both the history of radiobiology and the life of Hal. It contains much unique biographical material made available to the author over the past 35 years by Hal's contemporaries, many of whom have since died. Great influences on Hal's life and studies, including his unusual high school, Christ's Hospital, and his firm moral beliefs, are described. But his life was not merely a gentle, cloistered existence in academia. Its ups and downs included events that would not have been out of place in a Hollywood drama. The work, the first book-length biography of Hal, is intended for all who enjoy this genre (including those without a scientific background) or have an interest in the history of radiobiology and radiotherapy.
Contents
Beginnings -- Christ's Hospital and Hal's early schooldays -- Moving up the School -- Science at Housey -- A Cambridge undergraduate -- Nuclear Physics and Professor Rutherford -- Hal, a postgraduate member of Trinity College -- Social life and marriage -- Travel -- The Mount Vernon Hospital -- At the RRU and Hal's forced resignation -- Hal, Director of his own Laboratory -- The Stroke -- Hal's passing. .
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Publication Type
Biography
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Festschrift, The Institute of Nuclear Medicine, 50 Years

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University College NHS Foundation Trust, University College London. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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The Institute of Nuclear Medicine, founded in 1961, celebrates with this Festschrift, its Golden Jubilee. It has been a remarkable 50 years of progress of the radionuclide tracer methodology. From initial, physiology based experimentation, a full independent medical discipline evolved, and with it, a comprehensive clinical service. Diagnosis and Treatment with radiotracers have established the basis for Nuclear Medicine. Technological advances have permeated the field like none other, its multi…
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University College NHS Foundation Trust
University College London
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (approx. 280 p. : 60 ill., 20 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642251238
Subjects (MeSH)
Academies and Institutes - history
Radiopharmaceuticals - history
Nuclear Medicine - history
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiology, Medical
Nuclear medicine
Other Subjects
University College, London. Institute of Nuclear Medicine
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England
Abstract
The Institute of Nuclear Medicine, founded in 1961, celebrates with this Festschrift, its Golden Jubilee. It has been a remarkable 50 years of progress of the radionuclide tracer methodology. From initial, physiology based experimentation, a full independent medical discipline evolved, and with it, a comprehensive clinical service. Diagnosis and Treatment with radiotracers have established the basis for Nuclear Medicine. Technological advances have permeated the field like none other, its multidisciplinary character and its translational research are embedded in the history of the Institute and its success. Recent and latest advances in the field promise a future as bright as has been witnessed and documented in the last 50 years.
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Managing madness : changing ideas and practice

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Busfield, Joan. --London, England: Hutchinson Pub. , 1986.
Call Number
WZ 105 B962M 1986
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WZ 105 B962M 1986
Author
Busfield, Joan
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
Hutchinson Pub.
Date of Publication
1986
ISBN
0091641101
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals, Psychiatric - history
Psychiatry - history
Other Subjects
England
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Museums of madness : the social organization of insanity in nineteenth-century England

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Andrew T. Scull. --New York, NY: Penguin Books , 1979.
Call Number
WZ 40 Sc45M 1979
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WZ 40 Sc45M 1979
Author
Scull, Andrew T.
Responsibility
Andrew T. Scull
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Penguin Books
Date of Publication
1979
ISBN
0140804617
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals, Psychiatric - history
Psychiatry - history
Other Subjects
England
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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