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John Cameron Quotes and Sayings

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I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical
physics in developing countries.
- John Cameron

Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray.
Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient
in words the patient can understand.
- John Cameron

There are now over 5,000 medical physicists in the
U.S more than 50 times the number in 1958.
- John Cameron

In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from
x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality
so that the risk from a false negative was significant.
- John Cameron

 

I found collaborating with congenial doctors about
problems that physicists could help solve was very satisfying.
I also like educating anybody who would listen!
- John Cameron

Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society.
- John Cameron

It is likely that we need more radiation to improve our longevity.
- John Cameron

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When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S.
and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics.
- John Cameron

I am not unhappy that my contribution was not recognized.
I am sure it helped my career.
- John Cameron

I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society.
- John Cameron

I am sure that I have been much more useful to society as a medical physicist.
- John Cameron

In some cases radiation reduces the incidence of cancer.
- John Cameron

I don't display my plaques and honors.
They are hidden behind a black curtain in my work room at home.
- John Cameron

Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors.
A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching.
A few get involved with administrative duties.
- John Cameron

Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation
oncology making sure that the desired dose is given
to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.
- John Cameron

We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters.
No company was interested in our idea.
- John Cameron

When I entered the field in July 1958 I believed what
they told me about radiation risks.
I spent much effort reducing the dose to patients in radiology.
- John Cameron

Medical physics is an applied area of physics.
- John Cameron

Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand
and explain the many mysteries of our bodies,
such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.
- John Cameron

I am now almost certain that we need more radiation for better health.
- John Cameron

If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics
and they like working with people and communicate well with others,
I would strongly encourage them.
- John Cameron

I was the Chair of the first department of medical
physics in a medical school in the U.S.
- John Cameron

My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation,
even by radiologists.
- John Cameron

I would not encourage everyone to take up this profession.
Not everyone is suited for any particular field.
- John Cameron

The growth of technology is such that it is not possible
today for a nuclear physicist to switch into medical
physics without training.
The field is now much more technical.
More training is needed to do the job.
- John Cameron

I started the nuclear medicine laboratory at UW Hospitals
in 1959 and trained radiology residents in the field.
It was 1965 before they found a trained MD (doctor) to take over my role.
- John Cameron

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise
is to have succeeded in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to
obtaining further wealth.
- Alfred Marshall

I've been devoted to Alison Krauss for many,
many years.
- Ashley Judd

One arrives at style only with atrocious effort,
with fanatical and devoted stubbornness.
- Gustave Flaubert

The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted,
may make significant progress alone and without material help is past.
This fact is most self-evident in our work.
- Ernest Lawrence

Most of the energy of political work is devoted to
correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
- Milton Friedman

It still frightens me a little bit to think that so
much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else.
- Patrick Stewart

It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design
and rye devoted much of my career to this.
- Michael Graves

Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey
devoted to the pursuit of lunch.
- Raymond Sokolov

Any accolades that anybody puts toward this band really makes me feel good,
because I have devoted such a big part of my life to this band,
making it what I want it to be.
- Charlie Daniels

A business absolutely devoted to service will have
only one worry about profits.
They will be embarrassingly large.
- Henry Ford

Now our whole activity is devoted to God,
and our whole life, since we are bent on progress in divine things.
- Origen

We were constantly hearing it repeated,
that we must never again look upon ourselves as our own;
but must remember,
that we were solemnly and irrevocably devoted to God.
- Maria Monk

Our educational results lag behind other states,
and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential
of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
- Mitch Daniels

I'm very devoted to my husband and we've been together for a very long time.
- Debra Messing

Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology,
he becomes rather devoted to it.
- John McCarthy

My life has been devoted to peacemaking.
- Feisal Abdul Rauf

We're great, Jo and me.
We're pals, and I guess sex has a lot to do with it.
She's also brilliant at clearing a room.
So protective, so devoted.
I can't believe how much she loves me.
- Ron Wood

We have a reliable computerized network devoted to
counterterrorist activities.
- George Pataki

Even now we feel that Stalin was devoted to Communism,
he was a Marxist, this cannot and should not be denied.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat,
energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be
more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
- Warren Buffett

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician'
if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public
office and trying to do something for his people?
- Richard J. Daley

I know not what you believe of God, but I believe He
gave yearnings and longings to be filled,
and that He did not mean all our time should be devoted
to feeding and clothing the body.
- Lucy Stone

In order to achieve optimal economic growth,
Congress must adhere to sane spending guidelines while
promoting smart policies devoted to growing businesses and creating jobs.
- Michael Steele

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
- John D. Rockefeller

So we have a group within the office that is devoted
to support for the war fighter.
That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern.
- Stephen Cambone

Record stores have whole sections devoted to the chant.
- Richard Morris

Women, you can have it all - a loving man,
devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career.
- Jada Pinkett Smith

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to
their children than fathers:
it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and
are more certain that they are their own.
- Aristotle

It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted
fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist.
- Gregory Bateson

No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention
to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin.
- Richard Owen

I declare before you all that my whole life,
whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your
service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
- Elizabeth II

Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead,
to no sect, race or nation.
- Samuel Gompers

Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence,
and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
- John Ruskin

Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's
self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next
generation? It's a long argument.
- Leon Kass

There's individual turntable setups devoted to piano,
bass, drums and a set for soloing as well.
We like to try and explore the gamut of what a turntable can do.
- Eric San

The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative.
He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice,
having ceased to notice anything for himself.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

The most effective step that may be taken to increase
the production of these crops is to enlarge the acreage
devoted to them in the regions where they are grown habitually.
- David F. Houston

My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up,
though never before in a cause like this -
a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life.
- David Wooster

And in times and places where there was not much persecution,
people could become and continue Christians who neither
were nor professed to be very devoted persons.
- Robert Rainy

I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause
of equality within the human family.
- Theodore Bikel

On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to
reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.
- Placido Domingo

Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service.
Without it, nothing is possible.
With it, nothing is impossible.
- Mary McLeod Bethune


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