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August 3, 1957

Basic Foundations of Isotope Technique for Technicians

JAMA. 1957;164(14):1625. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980140101025

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As an introduction to isotope procedure for technicians, this book serves a definite purpose. The editor noted that "no attempt is made to explore the technical intricacies of our subject." Only the basic fundamentals of isotope techniques are described after introductory chapters on the physical foundations, measuring instruments, and protection. The material is presented simply, being aimed for the use of those who are beginners in the use of radioisotopes but who are acquainted with the more usual laboratory procedures. It is not intended for radiologists or others who have already been trained in or have worked with isotopes. Several bibliographies are included with the aim of tempting further study, once the groundwork is accomplished. As is usual with first editions, typographical errors appear. Misspellings of such words as Hürthle and desiccate should be easy to correct in subsequent printings. This book is recommended for technicians and beginners in radioisotope

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