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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 285--286

The spread of radiology in India from 1941 to 1956

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

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

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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Smith RD. The spread of radiology in India from 1941 to 1956.Indian J Cancer 2019;56:285-286


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Smith RD. The spread of radiology in India from 1941 to 1956. Indian J Cancer [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jan 18 ];56:285-286
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