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PostHeaderIcon The early days of medical physics

If one goes back to the 19th century, there are references to the involvement of physicists in medicine. Michael Faraday, for example, gave lectures to doctors in hospitals. However, it wasn't until 1906 that the first two lecturers were appointed to teach physics to students in UK medical schools.

This article is an edited version of a presentation by W Alan Jennings at the celebrations of the 10th session of the European School of Medical Physics in Archamps, France, on August 31 2007.