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Table 1 The pioneers of nuclear medicine

From: The contribution of medical physics to nuclear medicine: a physician's perspective

1895 X-rays Wilhelm C. Roentgen German physicist 1845 to 1923
1896 Radioactivity Antoine H. Becquerel French physicist 1852 to 1908
1898 Polonium, radium,thorium Marie Sklodowska Curie French physicist 1867 to 1934
1923 Tracer principle Georg V. Hevesy Hungarian chemist 1885 to 1966
1927 Circulation times Hermann L. Blumgart German doctor 1895 to 1977
1928 Counter Johannes W. Geiger German physicist 1882 to 1945
   Walther Mueller German physicist 1905 to 1979
1932 Cyclotron Ernest O. Lawrence American physicist 1901 to 1958