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January 26, 1957

Progress in Nuclear Energy. Series VII: Medical Sciences. Volume I

JAMA. 1957;163(4):325. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970390101035

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Abstract

The present volume is the first of a series planned to set forth the applications of the new physics to the medical sciences; the series is to be one of a succession of eight series that will summarize the applications of nuclear energy in the fields of science, technology, administration, and economics. This volume consists of seven excellent chapters that review the diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative uses of radioactive isotopes; the principles and practice of radiation safety, especially in reactor and chemical-processing plants; and the difficult problem of dosimetry for ionizing radiations. Many of the references are to papers presented at the International Conference for the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, held at Geneva in August, 1955, but the reviews cover the entire field of recent publications. An immense amount of concrete information is presented but in a setting that gives a perspective of the whole. The discussion of the

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