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Image title: 
Chauncey Starr (right) and Harry Pearlman (left) discuss model of the 50 kilowatt reactor
Credit line: 
North American Aviation, Inc., courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

The first atomic energy reactor specifically designed for medical research will be built for the Medical Center at the University of California at Los Angeles by North American Aviation. Gamma rays and neutrons will be produced by atomic fission in the reactor and can be directed to a patient under treatment for cancer just a few feet away. Dr. Chauncey Starr, right, Vice President in charge of North American's Nuclear Engineering and Manufacturing Division, and his associate Dr. Harry Pearlman, Chief Project Engineer discuss model of the 50 kilowatt reactor.

Photo date: 
July 12, 1955
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 9.5 x 7 inches)
Pearlman, Harry
Starr, Chauncey