Health Physics News

August 2005

The August 2005 issue of Health Physics News has 28 pages of great stuff including the following:

  • COVER — This month we continue the series of "The Birth of the HPS: A Look Back." Health Physics, the official journal of the Health Physics Society, was unanimously voted into existence at the June 1957 HPS meeting. HPS Past President John Auxier was involved . . . he shares his memories of that exciting time in the early history of the Society.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — HPS President Ray Guilmette summarizes his year as president of the Society.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly reminds us that Congress regularly solicits the Society's views on many radiation issues.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Roger Cloutier expands on the July HP News cover story.
    • Robert Dixon and Richard Osborne exchange comments on dose constraints.
    • Laurence Friedman brings up more on the "safety" discussions.
  • GUEST EDITORIAL — Richard V. Osborne gets back into the threshold or no-threshold debate.
  • NCRP — NCRP releases Report No. 149 "A Guide to Mammography and Other Breast Imaging Procedures."
  • NOTES — The obituary of Ahok K. Dhar.
    • BEIR VII Phase 2 Report released in June.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The New England and Connecticut Chapters hold annual meetings.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Awards Committee announces the 2005 award recipients.
  • FACT SHEET — The Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet has been issued.
  • POSITION STATEMENT — The Human Capital Crisis in Radiation Safety Position Statement has been revised.
  • CHP CORNER — The CHP Corner announces that the CHP seal will soon be available as a stamp.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is on the RADIAC Survey Meter with Organic Scintillator.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 10 display ads, 11 short courses, and 4 jobs are offered this month.

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