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Edith Quimby

Edith Hinkley Quimby (1891-1982) was an American medical researcher and physicist. 

Quimby is notable as one of the founders of nuclear medicine.  She discovered safe uses for x-rays, and helped develop radioactive techniques for the diagnosis treatment of cancer.

Edith Quimby's Timeline

  • 1919 Began work at the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Disease in New York.
  • 1932 Became an associate physicist at the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Disease and began work on medicinal radiation.
  • 1940 Received the Janeway Medal from the American Radium Society, the first woman to be awarded the medal.

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