COLIN F. VORDER BRUEGGE
Radiation injury to large numbers of people had never occurred before the atomic bomb explosions in Japan. Consequently, reports of the thermal and ionizing radiation effects of this unique weapon awakened universal concern. It must be remembered, however, that from the standpoint of military effectiveness an air burst atomic bomb is primarily a blast and burn weapon. Ionizing radiation injury, in particular, has often provoked emphasis out of proportion to its real danger. Logical evaluation will lead to proper respect for these phenomena and serve to dispel the air of mystery and feeling of defenselessness sometimes evoked by inadequate understanding
VORDER BRUEGGE CF. RADIATION INJURY FOLLOWING AN A-BOMB EXPLOSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:1444–1458. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-6-1444
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(6):1444-1458.
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