Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building Search this
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Division of Radiation and Organisms Search this
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Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot established the Division of Radiation and Organisms in 1929. Its function was to investigate the effects of radiation upon living organisms, mainly plants, and the division was placed administratively under the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
The Division of Radiation and Organisms was located in the basement of the Smithsonian Institution Building and dedicated to studying the effects of sunlight on plants.
See also image numbers SIA2011-1306 and 11036F
Earl S. Johnston of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Division of Radiation and Organisms, working on a piece of equipment.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder: 2