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Physics in Medical Radiology, Sidney Russ,First Chair of Medical Physics in the World, First Edition, Chapman and Hall 1928 , very good copy

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Sidney Russ (1879-1963) was appointed as physicist to the Middlesex Hospital in 1913. In 1920, he was appointed to the newly instituted Joel Chair of Physics Applied to Medicine at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. This was the first Chair of Medical Physics in the world. He was awarded the CBE in 1931 for services to radium work and was an original member of the King Edward's Hospital Fund radium committee which kept a supply of radium at the Middlesex Hospital for use throughout London during the Second World War. He retired in 1946, after pioneering a new scientific approach to precision measurement in radiology. An article describing the role of Prof. Russ in the early days of Medical Physics, written by W. Alan Jennings, is available here.

Middlesex radiology department was created in 1987, when the Middlesex Hospital Medical School Department of Physics Applied to Medicine merged with the UCL's Department of Medical Physics. A prize in Prof Russ' name is now awarded to the most outstanding final year undergraduate. .