The View From the Castle: After 62 years the Radiation Biology Laboratory has moved out of the cellars and into the light, but for how long?

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The Radiation Biology Laboratory, which used to be housed in the cellars of the Smithsonian "Castle", moved last year to new headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. Ripley comments on the Smithsonian's pioneer research in biochemistry and photochemistry, along with other "firsts" in pioneer research which stimulated present-day environmental studies. Ripley also voices concern over research findings, alluding to environmental problems that need to be addressed with viable solutions.


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Smithsonian Vol. 1, no. 10 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


January, 1971


  • Radiation Biology Laboratory
  • Castle View
  • Photobiology
  • Photochemistry
  • Research

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