Allen's 1966 Dissertation on a Stochastic Model of Carcinogenesis for Scientists Investigating Cancer Induction Processes
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Phyllis Levin Brodsky, RNC, MS, received her initial nurse training immediately after high school in the former three-year, in-house, training program of the Albert Einstein Medical Center of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1954 to 1957. After a number of hospital positions, centering in the main on obstetric and gynecological services, she returned to studies at the University of Maryland, where she completed a B.S. and M.S. in nursing education. After that, she held teaching positions in several colleges and universities, became certified in obstetric and gynecological nursing as well as in childbirth education, and continued various professional pursuits in lecturing and public health community services. In addition to publishing several articles in nursing journals, she authored two books published in 2008: Control of Childbirth: Women vs .Medicine Through the Ages, McFarland and Company; and Memoirs of a Student Nurse, or ‘You can leave any time you want,’ Cats Paw Publications.
The second book is a brief, but both humorous and poignant, recounting of experiences while a nursing student in the Albert Einstein program; students lived in dormitories together, worked in many nursing specialties within various hospitals, and were subject to the rigors of military service by their mentor, who had been a nurse in World War II. The poignancy in the book related to these young nursing students, often fulfilling tasks of graduate nurses in early hospital environments, feeling such empathy for the sick and mourning the loss of some of their dearest patients. Each time her husband, Allen, reviewed drafts of the book he teared up. Such is the heart of a true nurse, always caring for others.
Allen Brodsky, Sc.D., CHP, CIH, DABR, is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University since 1987. His education includes: a B.E. in 1949 in chemical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University; a one-year Atomic Energy Commission-National Research Council Fellowship in Radiological Physics in 1949-1950 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; a masters in physics in 1960 at Hopkins; and a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in Hygiene in 1966 at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, majoring in biostatistics and radiation health. He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and the American Board of Radiology (in Therapeutic Radiological Physics). He has had varied experiences in radiation measurements and methods of protection, in: managing programs for protection from radiation at several universities as Radiation Safety Officer; writing radiation safety regulations and guides in two Federal agencies; measuring prompt and fallout radiations as physicist on hydrogen and atom bomb tests; and teaching and advising graduate students on physical and statistical aspects of their research at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and Georgetown University. He has also reviewed research proposals for five Federal agencies, has published original statistical methods, and has written chapters on statistical methods in the second of his four-volume Handbook of Radiation Measurement and Protection, CRC Press, 1979-1986. Other publications include: the book, Review of Radiation Risks and Uranium Toxicity, RSA Publications, Hebron, CT, 1996; Editor and author of chapters in Public Protection from Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism, Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin, 2004; and many journal articles and reports. Among many awards, he received the Distinguished Graduate Award of the Graduate School of Public Health in 2004, “in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of public health.”