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38th Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture

On the Shoulders of Giants - Radiation Protection Over 50 Years

Mettler, Fred A. Jr.*

doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000000234
Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture

Most advances in science, technology, and radiation protection are not truly new ideas but rather build upon a foundation of prior work and achievements by earlier generations of scientists and researchers. This paper summarizes major achievements over the last 50–70 y in the various areas involved in radiation protection as well as giving information about some of those who were, and are, significant contributors.

* University of New Mexico, Imaging Service, New Mexico VA Health Care System, 1501 San Pedro Boulevard, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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(Manuscript accepted 7 October 2014)

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