Today: 23.May.2019

John Lawrence became known as the "father of nuclear medicine." He saw opportunities for diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radiation beams and isotopes being produced through the then new cyclotron.

Many nuclear medicine historians claim that the genesis of nuclear medicine in the United States took place when John Lawrence took leave of absence from his faculty position at Yale Medical School in 1936 to visit his brother Ernest Orlando Lawrence at his new laboratory in Berkeley, California.

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