This volume is the record of a conference held in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in May, 1957, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Participating in the conference were many outstanding men working in the field of aging and scientists in all fields of biology and medicine, both here and abroad.
The first part of the book is a transcript of symposia on various aspects of aging. These are most interesting. The discussions range from definitions and measurements of aging to discussions of aging at the molecular and cellular levels. One session is devoted to methodology in attacking the problem. At the end of each symposium, the related papers which appear in the second part of the book are listed for the convenience of the reader.
The second part consists of papers submitted at the meeting. Several are devoted to radiation effects, because ionizing radiation is one positive tool which can