This particular symposium on tracer methodology coincides almost exactly with the twentieth anniversary of the first shipment of radioactive material by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the general scientific public. It might be appropiate, therefore, to pause for a glance back to the years when the radioisotope production facilities at Oak Ridge, which underlie so much of biological research in the past two decades, were being developed . Since my concern with radioisotopes, no more than average since then, played a central role in that development, such a glance may give your chairman a bit of “status” in this company .
KeywordsFission Product Introductory Remark Geiger Counter Tracer Methodology Twentieth Anniversary
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