R01: History of Radiobiology

Radiobiology was born out of the observations of ionising radiation on humans and other life. Over time this evidence was collated to form the discipline of radiobiology. It was not until the discovery of DNA that the physical effects of radiation on living cells began to be linked to DNA damage. This topic attempts to cover the pertinent history of radiobiology.


R01.1: Early Observations of Radiation Effects

R01.2: Development of the Therapeutic Ratio

R01.3: Development of Fractionation