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John Cameron

I am sure that I have been much more useful to society as a medical physicist.


It is likely that we need more radiation to improve our longevity.


If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them.


In some cases radiation reduces the incidence of cancer.


Medical physics is an applied area of physics.


I am not unhappy that my contribution was not recognized. I am sure it helped my career.


Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society.


My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists.


I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society.


Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray. Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient in words the patient can understand.


Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors. A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching. A few get involved with administrative duties.


I don't display my plaques and honors. They are hidden behind a black curtain in my work room at home.


The growth of technology is such that it is not possible today for a nuclear physicist to switch into medical physics without training. The field is now much more technical. More training is needed to do the job.


I was the Chair of the first department of medical physics in a medical school in the U.S.


I am now almost certain that we need more radiation for better health.


We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters. No company was interested in our idea.


When I entered the field in July 1958 I believed what they told me about radiation risks. I spent much effort reducing the dose to patients in radiology.


I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical physics in developing countries.


When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S. and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics.


Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.


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