Radioimmunoassay: Its Past, Present, and Potential

  • Rosalyn S. Yalow
Part of the Progress in Analytical Chemistry book series (PAC)


I am appreciative of the honor bestowed on me by receiving the Anachem Award for distinguished service to analytical chemistry. It is perhaps worth noting that this is the first time that the award has been presented for investigations in bioanalytic methodology and the first time that the recipient was trained as a nuclear physicist. In these days when there is a tendency for increasing support for contract research, for crash programs for instant solutions to problems such as cancer or the energy crisis, it is important to remember that while these programs are designed to exploit most efficiently previous scientific breakthroughs, revolutionary ideas continue to arise unpredictably from individual scientists or small groups and the benefits derived therefrom may well transcend the borders of any particular scientific discipline.


Elution Volume Plasma ACTH Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide Human Parathyroid Hormone Plasma Gastrin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalyn S. Yalow
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Project #9678-01Veterans Administration HospitalBronxUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Med., Mt. Sinai School of Med.The City University of New YorkUSA

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