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November 12, 1982

Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement

JAMA. 1982;248(18):2349. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330180095057

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This book represents the distillation of several years of teaching medical physics in Sheffield, England, and hopes to cover a range of readers from undergraduate and graduate PhDs to medical personnel. In general the authors have been successful, but in trying to cover topics from radiation biology to hemodialysis, from basic electronic circuits to respiratory and neurophysiological function, as well as the staples of x-ray films and radioisotopes, they have given their work the flavor of a handbook or encyclopedia. It succeeds in much the same way self-teaching electronic manuals do, and one could easily imagine a companion self-teaching guide to go along with the volume. The book also presents experiments to aid in understanding the theoretical points discussed. As such, it would be helpful if some blank pages had been included for a student to make comments relating to the particular equipment used.

A fair amount of mathematics is