By Henry N. Wagner Jr.
A private heritage of Nuclear Medicine is an account of the way nuclear drugs built, and its uncomplicated philosophy long ago, current and destiny. The booklet outlines the historical past of the improvement of nuclear drugs as skilled via the writer and describes the hurdles that nuclear drugs has needed to face, in view of the conception of possibility of radiation. It additionally explains how nuclear medication solves clinical difficulties in scientific perform and the way it has contributed to a brand new definition of affliction. The e-book concludes with destiny projections of the most probably advancements during this zone within the subsequent 50 years. target audience: nuclear drugs pros in addition non-nuclear drugs physicians and the general public
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On hot summer nights, we sat on the marble steps in front of our house, and talked with neighbors. Activities of the parish were the focus of the lives of most parishioners. The men and boys belonged to the Holy Name Society; the women belonged to the Sodality, Ladies of Charity, and Sewing Societies, all meeting weekly. There was a choir, a parish journal, a debating and literary club. The St. Vincent De Paul Society provided for the needs of the poor in the parish. There was the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 28 A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine Figure 17 The 100-pound football team at Calvert Hall Country School.
Upon graduation from college, Anne went to work with Dr. Paul Carliner, an internist who became famous for his discovery with Dr. Leslie Gay that the anti-histaminic drug, dramamine, was effective in preventing seasickness. This observation had extremely important military consequences. The ﬁrst clinical trial of the drug to prevent seasickness was carried out on a troopship. Paul remained in private practice in his home ofﬁce a quarter of a mile from our present house in Mt. Washington until his untimely death at age 46.
We learned how to handle wild rats captured on the streets of Baltimore, and how to operate on the brains of wild and domestic rats, viewing the operative sites through a microscope. We became expert at removing the adrenals and other endocrine organs. Dr. ” Dr. Richter’s model was Claude Bernard, the Father of Physiology, who became my model as well. His work continued to have an enormous inﬂuence on my scientiﬁc career. At the 25th anniversary of the graduation of our Hopkins medical school class of 1952, the planning committee decided to invite to our celebration some of the faculty during 39 40 A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine our student days.
A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine by Henry N. Wagner Jr.