SHIELDS WARREN, M.D.; JOHN Z. BOWERS, M.D.
Ionizing radiation today embraces a variety of atomic particles and electromagnetic waves some of which penetrate the body at will while others, although highly damaging, are effective only over a range of a few millimeters of tissue. When an atomic bomb explodes, two forms of penetrating radiation, namely gamma rays and neutrons, are instantaneously liberated in large amounts. The passage of these radiations through the body of an individual will, if in sufficient amount, damage a variety of tissues according to their inherent "sensitivity" to radiation. This injury to sensitive tissues produces a collection of signs and symptoms which are
SHIELDS WARREN, JOHN Z. BOWERS. THE ACUTE RADIATION SYNDROME IN MAN(THE ACUTE RADIATION SYNDROME IN MAN*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:207–216. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-2-207
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