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November 29, 1952

Die Radio-Isotope: Eine einführende Darstellung ihrer biologischen und medizinischen Anwendung.

JAMA. 1952;150(13):1357. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680130089045

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This relatively small book is the first of its kind in the German language. It is a good and useful book, written in a simple and comprehensible style for physicians, biologists, and laboratory workers who have some knowledge of physics and mathematics. There is a good introductory chapter on the mathematical and physical basis of isotopes, and the illustrations throughout the book have been carefully chosen. Some of the chapters are excellent as, for instance, the one on autoradiograms. It is regrettable that in so fine a book a few things have been omitted. For example, there is no mention of radioactive gold, an isotope important in research and experimental therapy. The bibliography is given from 1947, and is relatively complete for the years 1949 to 1951.

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