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The first part of this excellent book gives a minute and comprehensive account of the physical, chemical, and biological facts underlying the rest of the work; this includes methods of measurement, treatment of biological materials, problems of dosimetry, and general biological effects. The second part, use of radioactive isotopes as tracers in physiology, pharmacology, and diagnosis, discusses individual chemical elements and applications to special problems in oncology, circulation, and endocrinology. The third part concerns therapy and covers local (including intracavitary) methods of administration, treatment of tumors, blood dyscrasias, and diseases of the thyroid.
There are some American and British contributors along with the German. Owing to the care of the authors, editor, and publisher, there is excellent integration of content and style, and there are no obvious errors in either the German or the English portions of the text. The book is authoritative and richly illustrated, and there is a
Künstliche radioaktive Isotope in Physiologie, Diagnostik und Therapie. JAMA. 1953;153(1):73. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940180075035
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