Accession Number:

ADA048060

Title:

Microwave Magic.

Descriptive Note:

Conference rept.,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-17

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This is a report, with critical comment, of a meeting convened by a microwave research department within the French National Research Center for Space and Aeronautics in order to present the results of current French research on the biological effects of microwaves. The report proper is preceded by notes on the sponsoring organizations and by critical remarks on a series of papers describing the remarkable biological properties of the physically uncharacterized radiation emitted by an apparatus assembled by the inventor A. Priore. The topics discussed ranged from specific effects of microwave on microorganisms and on the vertebrate central nervous system, to discussions of microwave thermography and microwave heating in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The empirical approaches generally used deflected attention from any thorough-going attention to the vexed question of thermal versus non-thermal effects, although a useful distinction was drawn between the conditions under which non-thermal effects might be detectable and those under which such effects would be obscured by temperature changes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radiobiology
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE