Meandering in Medical Physics: A personal account of hospital physics, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Meandering in Medical Physics

A personal account of hospital physics, 1st Edition

By J.E Roberts

CRC Press

198 pages

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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.


"… a fascinating fireside read."

-European Radiology

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics