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Indian J Cancer. 2019 Jul-Sep;56(3):285-286. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.263039.

The spread of radiology in India from 1941 to 1956.

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Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 1ES, United Kingdom.

Abstract

This commentary discusses how the reasoning behind the founding of Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), India's first specialized cancer hospital, was influential in setting up a larger infrastructure of cancer care in India. I show how the arguments that led to the use of radium at TMH enabled the value that TMH placed upon radiology to permeate other institutions around India, ultimately establishing radium as an essential element of cancer care.

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Brachytherapy; Tata Memorial Hospital; history; history of cancer; history of medicine; radiology; radiotherapy

PMID:
31389401
DOI:
10.4103/0019-509X.263039
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