Robert R. Wilson (1914–2000): the first scientist to propose particle therapy—use of particle beam for cancer treatment

  title={Robert R. Wilson (1914–2000): the first scientist to propose particle therapy—use of particle beam for cancer treatment},
  author={Masahiro Endo},
  journal={Radiological Physics and Technology},
  • M. Endo
  • Published 2017
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Radiological Physics and Technology
Robert R. Wilson (Fig. 1) was the first scientist to propose particle therapy—the use of particle beams for the treatment of cancer, which has since been used worldwide, primarily in developed countries. Robert R. Wilson was born in Wyoming on March 4, 1914 [1]. During his early life, he was relocated a few times but spent most of his life living on ranches where horses and cows were raised. Wilson enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) in 1932 and was awarded a Bachelor of… Expand
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