5 March 1993 Photodynamic research at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas
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Proceedings Volume 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.136983
Event: International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, 1991, Beijing, China
Abstract
We received our first CO2 laser at Baylor University Medical Center in December 1974, following a trip to Israel in January of that year. Discussion with the customs office of the propriety of charging an 18% import tax lasted for nine months. We lost that argument. Baylor has been using lasers of many types for many procedures since that time. About ten years ago, through the kindness of Tom Dougherty and Roswell Park, we started working with photodynamic therapy, first with hematoporphyrin I and later with dihematoporphyrin ether (II). In February 1984, we were invited to a conference at Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A. on medical applications of the free electron laser as part of the Star Wars Program. A grant application from Baylor was approved that November, but funding did not start for many months. This funding contributed to the development of a new research center as part of Baylor Research Institute. Many of the projects investigated at Baylor dealt with applications of the free electron laser (FEL), after it became available. A staff was assembled and many projects are still ongoing. I would like to outline those which are in some way related to photodynamic therapy.
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Kirpal S. Gulliya, James Lester Matthews, Franklin M. Sogandares-Bernal, Billie L. Aronoff, and Millard M. Judy "Photodynamic research at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas", Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.136983; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.136983
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