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Progress in Nuclear Medicine, Vol 1: Neuro-Nuclear Medicine.

N. David Charkes, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(1):141. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650070127030.
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This would have been a superb book except for one minor detail—the contents have nothing to do with the title. If by progress you mean the events of the past few years, you will find precious little here. What we have is a collection of review articles—some of them outstanding, even minor classics—dealing with various aspects of neurological nuclear medicine practice on an introductory level. In other words, this is really a book for the interested neophyte in the field, who wants an authoritative, brief introduction to the subject. Thus, this volume can be recommended for use by students, residents in nuclear medicine, investigators seeking review articles, hospital librarians, and the nonspecialist.

The highlight of the book is a magnificent series of anatomical sections of the head in two planes, which should go far in improving the diagnostic acumen of anyone concerned with reading brain scans. This chapter, by Bell,


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