The Reflections series takes a look back on historical articles from The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America that have had a significant impact on the science and practice of acoustics.

1.
J. J.
Wild
and
J. M.
Reid
, “
The effects of biological tissues on 15-mc pulsed ultrasound
,”
J. Acoust. Soc. Am.
25
,
270
280
(
1953
).
2.
E. B.
Koch
, “
The process of innovation in medical technology: American research on ultrasound, 1947 to 1962
,” Doctoral dissertation,
University of Pennsylvania
,
Philadelphia, PA
,
1990
.
3.
D. H.
Howry
and
W. R.
Bliss
, “
Ultrasonic visualization of soft tissue structures of the body
,”
J. Lab. Clin. Med.
40
,
579
592
(
1952
).
4.
Y.
Kikuchi
,
R.
Uchida
,
K.
Tanaka
, and
T.
Wagai
, “
Early cancer diagnosis through ultrasonics
,”
J. Acoust. Soc. Am.
29
,
824
833
(
1957
).
5.
F. J.
Larsen
, “
Ultrasonic trainer circuits
,”
Electronics
19
(
6
),
126
129
(
1946
), available at https://www.worldradiohistory.com/Electronics%20_Master_Page.htm.
6.
J. J.
Wild
, “
The use of ultrasonic pulses for the measurement of biologic tissues and the detection of tissue density changes
,”
Surgery
27
,
183
188
(
1950
).
7.
J. M.
Reid
,
Oral history interview conducted by F. Nebeker, IEEE History Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA, October 6, 1999
, available at https://ethw.org/Oral-History:John_M._Reid (Last viewed July 14, 2023).
8.
L. A.
French
,
J. J.
Wild
, and
D.
Neal
, “
Detection of cerebral tumors by ultrasonic pulses: Pilot studies on postmortem material
,”
Cancer
3
,
705
708
(
1950
).
9.
J. M.
Reid
and
J. J.
Wild
, “
Ultrasonic ranging for cancer diagnosis
,”
Electronics
25
(
7
),
136
138
(
1952
), available at https://www.worldradiohistory.com/Electronics%20_Master_Page.htm.
10.
L. A.
French
,
J. J.
Wild
, and
D.
Neal
, “
Attempts to determine harmful effects of pulsed ultrasonic vibrations
,”
Cancer
4
,
342
344
(
1951
).
11.
J. J.
Wild
and
J. M.
Reid
, “
Further pilot echographic studies on the histologic structure of tumors of the living intact human breast
,”
Am. J. Pathol.
28
,
839
861
(
1952
).
12.
J. J.
Wild
and
J. M.
Reid
, “
Application of echo-ranging techniques to the determination of structure of biological tissues
,”
Science
115
,
226
230
(
1952
).
13.
J. J.
Wild
and
D.
Neal
, “
Use of high-frequency ultrasonic waves for detecting changes of texture in living tissues
,”
Lancet
257
(
6656
),
655
657
(
1951
).
14.
R. C.
Chivers
, “
Tissue characterization
,”
Ultras. Med. Biol.
7
,
1
20
(
1981
).
15.
R. A.
Sigelmann
and
J. M.
Reid
, “
Analysis and measurement of ultrasound backscattering from an ensemble of scatterers excited by sine-wave bursts
,”
J. Acoust. Soc. Am.
53
,
1351
1355
(
1973
).
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