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Title Meandering in medical physics : a personal account of hospital physics / J.E. Roberts ; with an introduction by N.G. Trott.
Imprint Bristol, Pa. : Institute of Physics Pub., ©1999.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 181 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
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Subject Roberts, J. E. (John Eric), 1907-
Medical physics -- History -- 20th century.
Medical physics -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Health Physics -- history -- England -- Personal Narratives.
Health Physics -- England -- Personal Narratives.
Radiotherapy -- history -- England -- Personal Narratives.
Great Britain.
Genre History.
Contents 1. A New Profession -- 2. Setting out -- 3. Early Days -- 4. New Horizons -- 5. A Growing Business -- 6. Post-War Explosion -- 7. Nuclear Medicine -- 8. Professional Peaks -- 9. Physicist -- The Odd-Job Man -- 10. ICR, Zurich, 1934 and ICR, Chicago, 1937 -- 11. North America -- 12. Far and Wide -- 13. Sabbatical Interlude -- 14. Medical Physics has Arrived -- 15. Sitting Down.
Summary 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. -- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Roberts, J.E. (John Eric), 1907- Meandering in medical physics. Bristol, Pa. : Institute of Physics Pub., ©1999 0750304944