We will review some of the historical background, biological and political, of the last two decades. The Pandora Project, the ERMAC Committee, the confusion engendered by different Federal Agency roles and admissions, issues involved in broadcasting regulation, all compounded by the public concern over the environment. Both the evolutionary development of man and our current knowledge of neurophysiology has long led to at least an intuitive belief that electromagnetic energy must influence body processes. However, until recent years there has been almost a total failure to confirm this other than in simple thermalization of the energy. The intrinsic complexity of biological systems has made it difficult to apply the rather simplistic theorems of the physical world. However, the increasing capability of the computer coupled with a mathematical structure of the behavior of physical systems with non-linear characteristics are beginning to lead to a breakthrough. An attempt will be made to summarize some of the key technical points that have been presented during the conference. Some recent results of a collaborative program at Johns Hopkins University permitting observation of a single cellular layer in vivo illustrating electromagnetic interaction phenomena will be summarized.


Federal Communication Commission Corneal Endothelium Specular Microscope Telecommunication Policy National Telecommunication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Koslov
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  1. 1.Applied Physics LaboratoryThe Johns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA

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