edited by Henry N. Wagner, Jr, Zsolt Szabo, and Julia W. Buchanan, 2nd ed, 1254 pp, with illus, $235, ISBN 0-7216-9091-2, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 1996.
Dr Henry Wagner has been a Physician totally dedicated to the development of nuclear medicine as a specialty. One imagines Dr Wagner completely immersed in thoughts and actions related to nuclear medicine for the last 30 years.
Many people read and used the first edition of Principles of Nuclear Medicine, published in 1968. What we all have now in the second edition is a real treat that makes us proud to be nuclear medicine physicians. Dr Wagner must feel immensely satisfied with his accomplishment. His achievement has been evident every year as the Annual Meeting of The Society of Nuclear Medicine comes to a close, when he delivers the state-of-the-specialty speech and offers his predictions.
Principles of Nuclear Medicine is the reference standard for academic nuclear medicine. By academic nuclear medicine we mean the harmonious blend of investigative and clinical nuclear medicine. Investigative nuclear medicine relates in this book to
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