“Frédéric Joliot-Curie” National Research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene: Following the decision of the Hungarian Government taken in 1954, the Institute was founded by the Ministry of Health under the name Central Research Institute for Radiobiology on January 1, 1957.The Government set as a basic task for the Institute to “study the radiation-induced diseases and their healing that could arise in some persons or groups of people in the course of peaceful utilisation of nuclear energy or its use for military purposes, and through an extensive application of radioactive isotopes”.

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