Stafard L. Warren was one of the most significant authors of Radiology in life. He not only was the first physician who performed mammography, but also by means of conversion UCLA in one of the most prestigious medical universities in the country, was a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson for mental disorders, and has assisted the United States government in testing nuclear weapons before talking about the dangers of nuclear attacks as a result of weapons testing, which at that time were controversial. Ultimately, however, his opinion will be considered, which will lead to agreement on a partial nuclear test ban in 1963.
Born in New Mexico in 1896, Stafford L. Warren studied at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated Bachelor of Arts degree in 1918. In 1922 he graduated from the University of California at San Francisco, who has completed his medical degree. and then I did doctoral work at Johns Hopkins Medical School and Harvard University.
Warren became an assistant professor of medicine at the University Rochesterskay School of Medicine in 1926. Since the Department of Radiology at the time was quite new, Warren was one of the original groups of health professionals, which Dean George Whipple chose for the school staff. By 1930, Warren was an assistant professor of medicine. He began to study the works of Albert Solomon, a sociologist from the University of Berlin, which has created more than 3,000 images mastectomy specimens and widely studied many forms and stages of cancer in the breast. Because Solomon did not want to recognize the rescue aspects of his discoveries, Warren expanded their research using radiology, to track changes in the breast tissue and has developed a stereoscopic technique, in which the patient is lying on his side with his hand raised while the X-ray. This was a great breakthrough for the detection of breast cancer as it possible to diagnose breast cancer without surgery. After this, Warren published the "X-ray examination of mammary glands" in 1930. Today Warren coined as the inventor of mammography for breast imaging technology. Every year mammograms are responsible for millions of cases of diagnosis of breast cancer, which effectively saves the lives of women around the world.
Warren, overcoming a major milestone in his car & # 39; EASURES and developing a new life-saving equipment, continued the new project: the health surveillance and the safety of thousands of people during the Manhattan Project. His new role meant the responsibility for the safety of the detonation of nuclear test in Traetsi in Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. Later he was involved in radiological safety when led a group of surveyors in Japan and in the Bikini Atoll in 1946, which were made more nuclear tests. Warren was responsible for the assessment of radioactive contamination of the environment and the atmosphere in which it was awful.
In response to this in the work for LIFE magazine in 1947, he wrote: "The development of the atomic bomb has presented the world many formidable scientific, moral, and political problems, almost all of them remain unsolved." He continued to write in-depth analysis of action bombs, people and the environment, the time at which lasted consequences bomb, security measures, which are used during the expedition bikini, in which "a month passed before the men could stay. On some ships more than an hour" and "300 security sections were living and working in the contaminated zone to protect about 42,000 other participants in a bikini expedition. Each group that entered the target area, accompanied by a security of watching those who determine how long it can last." After Ver Annya men carefully bathed, and when they Geiger pointed to contamination, they had to swim again. "Sometimes, when a man shot protective gloves in the hot zone to the protecting section had to raise the skin's outer layer of the acid-hand". Clothing and other materials found too contaminated, have been flooded to the ocean surface for a mile, because literally, "there was no other way to keep them away from people."
The article Warren came to the conclusion that nuclear weapons can not be prepared by anyone who is involved, and that "no protection would not be effective. The only defense against the atomic bomb is still outside of science. It is the prevention of nuclear war. "
Warren left the post in 1946, becoming the head of the medical department of the Atomic Energy Commission, which is a & # 39 is a civilian agency that changed the Manhattan Project; later he was awarded the medal "Honored Army Order" and "Legion of Merit" for his contribution to the security of radioactive and nuclear weapons.
In 1947, Warren was again at the helm of a brand new medical university, this time the UCLA, for whom voted for the creation of a medical school in Southern California. He was appointed the first dean of the school. In 1951 he was enrolled the first students, only 28, and there were 15 teachers. By 1955, when the class was finished, there were 43 teachers. UCLA Medical Center was officially opened in 1955, and Warren watched many milestones and achievements, including the addition of dental schools, nursing and public health.
Warren has not only been responsible for the invention of mammography, but also for a number of impressive achievements related to radiological safety and education. His invention and teachings continue to save lives every day, and for that he should be the greatest medical innovators of our time.