Frequency of induction of malignancies in man by ionising radiation

  • E. Eric Pochin
Part of the Handbuch der Medizinischen Radiologie / Encyclopedia of Medical Radiology book series (HDBRADIOL, volume 2 / 3)


The carcinogenic hazard of heavy exposure of tissues to ionising radiation was clearly recognized within a few years of the first use of roentgen-rays and of the discovery of radioactivity (Frieben, 1902; Porter and White, 1907; Rowntree, 1908). Tumours were seen to develop in areas of skin which had been grossly damaged by irradiation, and the distribution of such tumours over the body surface did not correspond with the usual distribution of skin tumours occurring spontaneously.


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