Effects of radiation on the hypothalamus in monkeys

Research paper by M. Z. M. Ibrahim, Webb Haymaker, Jaime Miquel, Arthur J. Riopelle

Indexed on: 01 Mar '67Published on: 01 Mar '67Published in: European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience


This report deals with delayed pathological changes observed in the brains of monkeys receiving X- andγ-radiation to the head in a dose of 2000 R given at 50 R/min.The pathological changes observed in the hypothalamus and the rest of the brain strongly suggested a “vascular factor” as of overriding pathogenic importance in lesion inception.