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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 95-96

Brig. Santosh Kumar Mazumdar Father of nuclear medicine in India


1 Department of Thyroid and Endocrine Research, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal, Haryana, India

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Rashmi Aggarwal
Department of Thyroid and Endocrine Research, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Timarpur, New Delhi - 110 054
India
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DOI: 10.4103/trp.trp_31_17

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Brig. Santosh Kumar Mazumdar is rightly called the Father of nuclear medicine in India as he pioneered the use radioactive iodine for the management of hyperthyroidism back in 1959 when he treated ten hyperthyroid patients with I 131 at Safdarjung Hospital that was before the inception of Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS). Today, INMAS is a famous tertiary care center for the management of thyroid disease and all credit goes to Brig. Santosh Kumar Mazumdar.


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