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Reminiscences of William Ray Bryan : oral history, 1965.

Creator: Bryan, William Ray, 1905-
Project: Health sciences project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 75 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Physician, cancer research specialist.

Scope and Contents

Education, research background; tumor research at Albany Medical School; tumor virus study at Duke University Medical School; quantitative measurement problems; establishment of National Cancer Institute, 1939; work with carcinogenic chemicals and probit method; official opposition to viral study of cancer; work on Rous sarcoma virus, biological variables of poultry used; genetic technology and cancer studies from mouse to human leukemia research; establishment of Virus Onchology Section and labs at National Cancer Institute; importance of support by grants and extramural contracts; shortening of gap between discovery and application of results; value of electronic equipment to expanded cancer research.


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