This volume, specifically limited to the diagnostic aspects of the use of radioisotopes in medicine, should be useful to many physicians interested in acquiring a survey knowledge of this field. It is particularly comprehensive in dealing with tests of thyroidal function and the applications of radioisotopes to hematological problems, the two fields which represent a major section of present diagnostic radioisotope use. In such a rapidly changing field as the development of radioisotopic procedures, the time lag between preparation of a book and its publication is particularly noticeable, and in this instance the latest references are from the literature of 1956. Important new developments such as the work of Pochin with the short half-life iodine-132 and the more recent chromium-51 sequestration studies are missing. Good organization, clear writing, and an excellent bibliography are noteworthy. There are 528 bibliographic references to thyroid studies alone.
The book is mainly clinically oriented. Only