JACOB ROBBINS, M.D.; JOSEPH E. RALL, M.D., PH.D.; ROBERT A. CONARD, M.D.
Dr. Jacob Robbins: During the nuclear explosion testing in the Pacific Islands in 1954, a combination of circumstances led to the accidental exposure of a group of Marshall Islanders, as well as some U. S. Navy personnel and the crew of a Japanese fishing vessel, the Lucky Dragon, to a rather unusual sort of fallout. In addition to body surface irradiation that led to skin burns and general body irradiation from the surroundings that led to acute radiation sickness, contamination of food and drink with radioactive isotopes of iodine produced pathological alterations of the thyroid gland. Largely through the perseverance
ROBBINS J, RALL JE, CONARD RA. Late Effects of Radioactive Iodine in Fallout: Combined Clinical Staff Conference at the National Institutes of Health. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:1214–1242. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-6-1214
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(6):1214-1242.
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