In March of 1969, 19 guest authorities joined eight University of Miami faculty members in a seminar on nuclear medicine in Miami, Fla. The fields of nuclear medicine, radiology, internal medicine, surgery, physics, physiology, public health, and pathology were represented. This book, by its informality, appears to be a direct transcript of the conference. The articles are like essays, and the authors frequently adopt a personal tone, a refreshing change from the usual stylized medical literature. I noted some errors, such as the seemingly inevitable substitution of microcuries for millicuries, but as the volume was brought to publication within a year of the actual conference, most of these can be forgiven. The volume is well illustrated with tables, scintigrams, and radiographs. There are 31 lectures and five discussion transcripts included.
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