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MEASUREMENT OF RADIATION FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES*

Nature volume 149, pages 600601 (30 May 1942) | Download Citation

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THE methods of measuring radiation for any purpose must in the end be determined by the fact that we are concerned with a form of energy. In particular, the biological or medical use of radiation is dominated by the rule that absorbed energy alone is effective, so that we are forced in considering the physical aspects of the use of radiations for these purposes to look very closely into the measurement of absorbed energy.

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    • W. V. MAYNEORD

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https://doi.org/10.1038/149600a0

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