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Title
Cobalt bomb to fight cancer
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1957
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated January 5, 1957 reads, "Dr. George Campion, director of radiology department at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, and Ingrid Johnston, of his staff, demonstrate first Cobalt-60 medical bomb to arrive in San Fernando Valley. Special building was constructed on hospital grounds to house $60,000 machine which will be used to battle cancer. Energy punch of device packs equivalent to two million volts of an X-ray machine or 600 curies."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00121621
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d026_f1_i11
CARL0005400531
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/54411
Subject
St. Joseph Hospital (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
St. Joseph Hospital (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Employees
Men--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Physicians--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Nuclear medicine--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Medical instruments and apparatus--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Radioisotopes
Cobalt--Isotopes--Therapeutic use
Radiotherapy--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Cancer--Research--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Cancer--Treatment
Hospital beds--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Interiors--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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