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Celebration of Dr. Lester Skaggs’ 90 th Birthday The University of Chicago Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology and Graduate Program in Medical Physics November 14, 2001. Lester Skaggs and his younger brother on the farm in Northern Missouri. (Circa 1915). Lester Skaggs

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Celebration of

Dr. Lester Skaggs’ 90th Birthday

The University of Chicago

Department of

Radiation and Cellular Oncology

and

Graduate Program in Medical Physics

November 14, 2001

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Lester Skaggs and his younger brother on the farm in Northern Missouri. (Circa 1915).

Lester Skaggs

(Circa 1933).

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Construction of the ACRH was completed in 1953. It was funded by an act of Congress following World War II for the medical uses of atomic particles.

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The 2000 Ci Co-60 therapy unit designed by Drs. Skaggs and Lanzl was the first isocentric Cobalt machine in the US. Dr. Lanzl is seen with an isodose plotting machine.

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The Van de Graaff produced 2 MeV x-rays that could be aimed at any angle. Here a patient is shown receiving radiation with a horizontal beam as seen through the lead glass observation window.

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View of the high voltage cage, the Klystrons, wave guides and the 16 ft. long accelerating tube.

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The control panels of the Lineac. Routine operation required both a physics and a therapy technician.