The use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of disease is presented in a loose narrative style. In spite of the title, the material covered is not limited to this subject and includes a cursory explanation of such modalities as the cyclotron, betatron, and linear accelerators. The material is presented in an orderly and very readable manner and is surprisingly complete without becoming technical. While an excellent book for the information of the person desiring to broaden his scope of knowledge in this field, it has little to offer the practicing physician toward improving the conduct of his profession.
The book seems ideally suited for the high school or college student desiring basic information on the subject of atomic medicine.
H. B. Elkins, M.D.