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A Radiologist, World-Class Scientist, and a Life Well Lived: Salvador Luria

Published:September 27, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2021.08.027
      Even an especially forward-facing field such as radiology, locus of some of the most significant innovations in medicine over the past century, needs to pause from time to time to reflect on its past. A key opportunity for such reflection is provided by the stories of the remarkable men and women who have trained in the field and made major contributions to science. One such individual, largely unknown to radiologists today, is Salvador Luria, whose discoveries in bacterial and viral genetics garnered him the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. His story illuminates how scientific contributions are often of a piece within the professional, political, and private spheres of a radiologist's life.

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        • Luria S.
        A slot machine, a broken test tube: an autobiography.
        Harper Colophon Books, New York, NY1984: 11
        • Selya RE.
        Salvador Luria's unfinished experiment: the public life of a biologist in cold war democracy.
        ProQuest Information and Learning Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts2002: 36
      1. Ibid., 2021 37.

      2. Luria, 2021 20-21.

      3. Luria, 2021 22.

      4. Ibid., 2021 27.

      5. Ibid., 2021 32.

      6. Selya, 2021 63.

      7. Luria, 2021 35-36.

      8. Selya, 2021 78.

      9. Ibid., 2021 80.

      10. Luria, 2021 39.

        • Luria SE
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        Mutations of bacteria from virus sensitivity to virus resistance.
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      11. Selya, 2021 93.

      12. Luria, 2021 42.

      13. Ibid., 2021 41.

      14. Ibid., 2021 43, 47.

      15. Ibid., 2021 54.

        • Luria S.
        Life: the unfinished experiment.
        Scribner, New York1973
      16. Luria, 2021 53.

      17. Selya, 2021 390.

      18. Selya, 2021 41.

      19. Luria, 2021 215.

      20. Selya, 2021 1.

      21. Selya, 2021 123.

      22. Luria, 2021 98-99.

      23. Ibid., 2021 215-216.

      24. Selya, 2021 48.

      25. Ibid., 2021 179.

      26. Ibid., 2021 210.

      27. Luria, 2021 199.

      28. Selya, 2021 263.