World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8--12

A tribute to Dr. Saul Hertz: The discovery of the medical uses of radioiodine


Barbara Hertz 
 Curator, Dr. Saul Hertz Archives and Saul Hertz MD.com, USA

Correspondence Address:
Barbara Hertz
Dr. Saul Hertz Archives and Saul Hertz MD.com, 6 Buckthorne Lane, Greenwich - 06830, CT
USA

Dr. Saul Hertz was Director of The Massachusetts General Hospital's Thyroid Unit, when he heard about the development of artificial radioactivity. He conceived and brought from bench to bedside the successful use of radioiodine (RAI) to diagnose and treat thyroid diseases. Thus was born the science of theragnostics used today for neuroendorine tumors and prostate cancer. Dr. Hertz's work set the foundation of targeted precision medicine.


How to cite this article:
Hertz B. A tribute to Dr. Saul Hertz: The discovery of the medical uses of radioiodine.World J Nucl Med 2019;18:8-12


How to cite this URL:
Hertz B. A tribute to Dr. Saul Hertz: The discovery of the medical uses of radioiodine. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];18:8-12
Available from: http://www.wjnm.org/article.asp?issn=1450-1147;year=2019;volume=18;issue=1;spage=8;epage=12;aulast=Hertz;type=0