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作者 Wynchank, Sinclair
書名 Louis Harold Gray [electronic resource] : a founding father of radiobiology / by Sinclair Wynchank
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017
國際標準書號 9783319433974 (electronic bk.)
9783319433967 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-43397-4 doi
book jacket
說明 xv, 137 p. : ill., digital ; 24 cm
系列 Springer biographies
Springer biographies
附註 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
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
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Gray, Louis Harold
Radiobiologists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Radiobiology -- History
Medicine & Public Health
Radiotherapy
Medical and Radiation Physics
History of Medicine
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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