British Institute of Radiology

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The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) is a radiologic society and charity[1] based in London, United Kingdom. It is the oldest institute of its kind in the world, forming on 2 April 1897.[2]

History[edit]

The society can be traced back to two separate institutes, "The X-Ray Society" in April, 1897, and "The Röntgen Society"; both were formed in the wake of the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895.[3] The latter was founded by Dr John McIntyre in 1897. He had been the first person in Britain to use x-rays, using equipment created by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on 5 February 1896.[4]

The formalisation of the BIR occurred in 1927 upon the merger of the two societies.[2] The BIR became a registered charity in 1963.

Notable past presidents[edit]

Objectives[edit]

Taken directly from the British Institute of Radiology Mission Statement.[2]

- The promotion of the study and practice of the art and science of all aspects of radiology, radiobiology and the medical applications of nuclear science.

- To promote the usefulness of the work of the radiologist, radiobiologist, physicist, radiographer, and X-ray engineer in the medical field and in the industrial application of radioactive substances.

- To disseminate knowledge concerning all aspects of the science of radiology, radiobiology and the medical applications of nuclear science.

Publications[edit]

The British Institute of Radiology publishes several scientific journals:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=215869&SubsidiaryNumber=0
  2. ^ a b c "History of the British Institute of Radiology". British Institute of Radiology. Retrieved 6/12/13.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ http://bjr.birjournals.org/content/20/234/221 The Jubilee of the Röntgen Society
  4. ^ BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Presidents of the British Institute of Radiology". British Institute of Radiology. Retrieved 6/12/13.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ Haggith, John (27 August 2004). "Obituary: Frank Farmer". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  7. ^ Daphne Christie; Tilli Tansey, eds. (2002), Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, ISBN 978-0-85484-084-7 http://www.histmodbiomed.org/witsem/vol14  Missing or empty |title= (help)Wikidata Q29581663
  8. ^ http://bjr.birjournals.org/
  9. ^ http://imaging.birjournals.org/
  10. ^ http://dmfr.birjournals.org/

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