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Hal Oscar Anger

Born 1920
Died 2005

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American electrical engineer, born May 20, 1920, Denver Colorado; died October 31, 2005.

Biography of Hal Oscar Anger

Hal Oscar Anger went to work in 1948 at the Donner Laboratory, part of the larger Berkeley Laboratory that had been founded by the Nobel laureate Ernest O. Lawrence in 1931. He began the work on on imaging studies in nuclear medecine in 1951 and invented "his" camera at the University of California Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley. He also developed the well counter, widely used in laboratory tests with small samples of radioactive materials. Anger has made revolutionary contributions to nuclear medicine. Millions of patients all over the world have benefited from diagnosis and treatment that depended on the use of the Anger camera and the innovations made possible by its development.

A biography of Hal Oscar Anger will be entered later.

We thank Grace E. Jacobs and J. B. Ribot, MD, for information submitted.

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