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History of digital radiology at the University of Arizona
Author(s): M. Paul Capp; Hans Roehrig; Elizabeth A. Krupinski
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Paper Abstract

In the early 60s, the Arizona Board of Regents recruited a national committee, all outside the state of Arizona, and asked them two questions: 1. Is it time for the state of Arizona to begin its first medical school? 2. If affirmative, where should the medical school be located? The committee spent two years evaluating the question and returned the following answers: 1. Yes, the state has the population and resources to begin its first medical school. 2. It should be located at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The primary reason for recommending the U of A was its strong base and commitment to research. To avoid state politics the Arizona Board of Regents had previously decided to accept whatever recommendations came from the neutral national committee and these, word for word, would be sent to the state legislature. There was much political discussion. The legislature finally affirmed the recommendations of the board of regents and the medical school was then located at the U of A.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9186, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona, 91860I (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064798
Show Author Affiliations
M. Paul Capp, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Hans Roehrig, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9186:
Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona
Harrison H. Barrett; John E. Greivenkamp; Eustace L. Dereniak, Editor(s)

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