Joseph G(ilbert) Hoffman

August 19th

Born August 19, 1909; died December 9, 1974 at the age of 65.

An American physicist and biophysicist who brought atomic isotopes into the fight against cancer. He developed a wireless fuse during World War II and later worked as a health physics scientist on the Manhattan Project. Hoffman studied nine victims of radiation sickness in Los Alamos in August 1945 and May 1946. He learned “a whole new approach to studying the metabolism of atoms in living tissue and a new way to study the complicated system of gene cells that determine heredity.” the secret of cancer research, which he devoted himself to for the rest of his life.

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