1st Edition

Meandering in Medical Physics
A personal account of hospital physics

ISBN 9780750304948
Published April 1, 1999 by CRC Press
198 Pages

USD $180.00

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Book Description

When Professor J.E. Roberts was first employed at the then Cancer Hospital (Free) in 1932, the words medical and physics were rarely joined together. Meandering in Medical Physics presents an account of Professor Roberts's experiences in professional life, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. It documents the early history of medical physics and provides insight into the very basic equipment and working conditions well known to hospital physicists not long ago. Enhanced by archived photographs from the British Institute of Radiology, the book will entertain, enlighten, and educate.

Table of Contents

A new profession
Setting out
Early days
New horizons
A growing business
Post-war explosion
Nuclear medicine
Professional peaks
Odd job man
Meandering overseas (I.C.R., 1934, and 1937)
Meandering overseas (North America)
Meandering overseas (far and wide)
Sabbatical interlude
Medical physics has arrived
Sitting down

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"… a fascinating fireside read."
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