1st Edition

Meandering in Medical Physics A personal account of hospital physics

By J.E Roberts Copyright 1999

    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 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


    J.E Roberts

    "… a fascinating fireside read."
    -European Radiology