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History of Standards, Certification, and Licenser in Medical Health Physics.

Bushong, Stewart C.
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Immediately following the discovery of x rays they were applied to medical diagnosis and therapy. These early medical applications were soon shown to be accompanied by rather severe biologic responses and injuries. This resulted in the development of standards. Radiation standards were developed to properly control the application of x rays in medicine by controlling equipment and how it was used. Control of personnel occurred later with first certification and then licensure.

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