The history of radiotherapy in the Netherlands

Peter C. Levendag*, Johan Vermey, Suresh Senan

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Soon after the discovery of x-rays by W. C. Rontgen in 1895, a publication on fluoroscopy and x-ray pictures/films appeared in the Dutch medical literature in February 1896. The present article reviews the subsequent developments in the field of therapeutic radiology in The Netherlands and, in particular, the evolution of radiation oncology as a distinct medical speciality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-622
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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