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Table 2 The early years of nuclear medicine

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

1934 First radioactive 128I Enrico Fermi Italian physicist 1901 to 1954
1936 Production of 99mTc Emilio G. Segre Italian physicist 1905 to 1989
1936 First therapy with 32P John H. Lawrence American physicist 1904 to 1991
1938 Discovery of 131I Glenn Seaborg American chemist 1912 to 1999
1942 Therapy of benign thyroid disease Saul Hertz American physician 1905 to 1950
   Robley D. Evans American physicist 1907 to 1995
1946 First therapy of thyroid cancer S. M. Seidlin American physician 1895 to 1955
   Leo D. Marinelli American physicist 1886 to 1995
1949 First therapy of thyroid    
  Carcinoma in Europe Cuno Winkler German physician 1919 to 2003
   Eric E. Pochin British physician 1909 to 1990