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Physical Foundations of Radiology.

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2nd Ed. By GLASSER OTTO. , Professor of Biophysics and Head of Department of Biophysics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio; QUIMBY EDITH H.. , Associate Professor of Radiology (Physics), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York; TAYLOR LAURISTON S.. , Chief, Atomic and Radiation Physics Division, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C.; and WEATHERWAX J. L.. , American Oncologic Hospital and Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 581 pages; 13 X 19.5 cm. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., New York: . 1952.. Price, $6.50.


Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(5):1089. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-38-5-1089_2
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This second edition of Physical Foundations of Radiology has been completely revised to incorporate the rapid advances of recent years in both theory and practical applications of radiation physics. However, the authors have still been able to obtain their basic objective of presenting an elementary non-mathematical guide to radiation physics, as applied to medicine.

Almost every chapter has been revised to clarify the subject matter and to include recent advances. Approximately 70 new or revised illustrations have been added with the intent of conveying information more clearly. Radium dosage charts and roentgen-ray depth dose tables, so well known and useful

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