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Vol 22, No 2 (2019)
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Accepted: 2019-02-27
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A contribution of Józef Rotblat, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, to the development of nuclear medicine

Jacek Kuśmierek, Anna Płachcińska
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.a2019.0011
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Pubmed: 31482567
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2019;22(2):96-97.

open access

Vol 22, No 2 (2019)
Biography
Published online: 2019-04-30
Submitted: 2019-02-19
Accepted: 2019-02-27

Abstract

Józef Rotblat, a nuclear physicist born and educated in Poland, is the only laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, who made a significant contribution to the development of nuclear medicine. In 1948 he went down in the annals of nuclear medicine by obtaining, with extarnal measurements, the first "image " of a function of an internal organ - thyroid gland, by registering gamma rays with a collimated Geiger counter at many points of the patient's neck and chest. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Rotblat in 1995 for organizing, together with the a British philosopher Bertrand Russell, the international, peaceful movement of scholars for the eradication of weapons of mass destruction (Pugwash) and multi-annual activity in this movement.

Abstract

Józef Rotblat, a nuclear physicist born and educated in Poland, is the only laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, who made a significant contribution to the development of nuclear medicine. In 1948 he went down in the annals of nuclear medicine by obtaining, with extarnal measurements, the first "image " of a function of an internal organ - thyroid gland, by registering gamma rays with a collimated Geiger counter at many points of the patient's neck and chest. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Rotblat in 1995 for organizing, together with the a British philosopher Bertrand Russell, the international, peaceful movement of scholars for the eradication of weapons of mass destruction (Pugwash) and multi-annual activity in this movement.

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Keywords

nuclear medicine; Józef Rotblat; nuclear medicine imaging; Nobel Peace Prize

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Title

A contribution of Józef Rotblat, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, to the development of nuclear medicine

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 22, No 2 (2019)

Pages

96-97

Published online

2019-04-30

DOI

10.5603/NMR.a2019.0011

Pubmed

31482567

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2019;22(2):96-97.

Keywords

nuclear medicine
Józef Rotblat
nuclear medicine imaging
Nobel Peace Prize

Authors

Jacek Kuśmierek
Anna Płachcińska

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