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July 1, 1944

Medical Physics

JAMA. 1944;125(9):683. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850270081029

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Although some of the earliest investigators in the field of medicine were physicists, physical agents were not used extensively for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes until recently. This volume covers briefly many applications of the physical principles used in various branches of medicine. The book is well illustrated and is carefully edited. Each chapter contains an extensive list of references covering the sources of material for the chapter or giving reference for additional reading matter. The classified table of contents contains sections on anatomy, bacteriology, biometrics, biophysics, dermatology, hematology, medicine, neurology, nuclear physics, ophthalmology, optics, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, photography, physical chemistry, physical therapy, physics (instruments and methods), physiology, radiology, surgery and urology. In each of these categories the part played by physics 'is considered. Both diagnostic and therapeutic devices are given careful attention, and all applications of physics in medicine are dealt with adequately. One does not have to be

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