miscellaneous max straus tumor clinic historic linear accelerator ephemera

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interesting assortment of atomic age historic ephemera pertaining to the installation of the mark 1-f4 electron linear accelerator at the max straus tumor clinic building built in phases beginning in the early 1920's. the c. 1953 radiation oncology wing (designed by local architects loebl, schlossman, and bennett) actually housed the majority of the equipment (i.e., control room, power unit, accelerator, etc). the lot contains (from left to right) a 5 x 7 silver nitrate print of the target room with output beam housing, an informational booklet highlighting the main functions of the mark 1-f4 accelerator and another gelatin silver print of the architectural model or mock up overview of the accelerator installation (i.e., target room, accelerator room, control room, etc. these documents date to the late 1950's. unfortunately, the actual model could not be located (may have already been tossed, or perhaps stored in some off-site archival room). the tumor clinic building was the first known recipient of a linear accelerator installation among any and all us hospitals. primarily used in medical radiotherapy and/or radiosurgery.