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Nuclear medicine is a relatively new specialty that cuts across many of the more classic disciplines, the unifying feature being the use of radioactive isotopes and of beams from isotopic sources, particle accelerators, or reactors. Progress in this field has taken a course different from early predictions, particularly the Sunday supplement type, with some then totally unexpected developments. By and large, it may be said that the therapeutic applications have not materialized as rapidly as some would have predicted, while there has been a much wider utilization in diagnostic and research applications than could have been anticipated. It would have
Progress in Atomic Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:549–550. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-3-549_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(3):549-550.
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