FRANCIS CARTER WOOD, M.D.
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The relation of bacteria to disease was a mystery until Pasteur and Koch developed culture media which permitted the isolation of the pathogenic from the host of contaminating organisms present in the body and allowed the study of its characteristics in pure culture and facilitated the demonstration on animals of its special qualities. So all broad advances in the understanding of the principles underlying the action of radiation will only be gained by using the same method, that of experiment. Experiment consists only in simplifying conditions of observation so that confusing elements are as far as possible eliminated. The term
WOOD FC. The Principles of Radiation Treatment1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:697–704. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-7-697
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(7):697-704.
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