The Responsibilities of the Medical Profession in the Use of X-Rays and Other Ionizing Radiation

April 1957
Angiology;Apr1957, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p207
Academic Journal
Reports on the rules of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation addressing the responsibilities of the medical profession in the use of X-rays and other ionizing radiation. Examination of the present and future consequences of increased irradiation of populations; Identification of somatic effects of radiation that are reversible and irreversible; Conduction of research on the potential hazards of natural radiation.


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