Strahlen um Uns

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    THIS little book is a survey of the chief questions of what is termed radiobiology. Though it contains a certain amount of controversial matter and not a few speculations, it will interest both physicists and biologists by directing the attention of each to recent researches of the other connected with radioactive and electromagnetic radiations. Evidence is adduced that all living creatures are continually subjected to the influence of such radiations. For example, animals breathe ordinary air which contains radium emanation; their food and drinking water contain a small but definite amount of radioactive salts, and cosmic rays play on them from above. The organs of animals contain minute quantities of radioactive substances.

    Strahlen um Uns

    Von Heinz Tschelnitz. Pp. ii+80. (Brünn, Prag, Leipzig, Wien: Rudolf M. Rohrer, 1938.) 20 KÄ.

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    Strahlen um Uns. Nature 142, 274 (1938). https://doi.org/10.1038/142274c0

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