Ever since the discovery of x-rays by Prof. W. K. Röntgen in 1895, the physicist has played an important part in the advancement of knowledge leading to the use of x-rays in therapy. Doctor Coolidge with his high voltage tube made it possible to produce very penetrating x-rays; while Professor Dessauer of Germany in his study of the distribution of x-rays, Professor Duane of Harvard, and many other physicists, have aided materially in the harnessing of this potent form of radiation for use in therapy. Therefore in the establishment of the Radiological Research Bureau of Coe College, the primary aim was to investigate such problems in the physics of x-rays as were of vital importance to medical science.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Smith, Scott W. Jr.
"The Progress of Research in the Coe College Radiological Laboratory,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 30(1), 55-58.
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