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Radiation and Human Health.

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By Gofman John W.. . 908 pages. Sierra Club Books; , San Francisco: , 1981.. $29.95

Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):687. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-687_1
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As reflected by the title, this is an extremely ambitious undertaking in an area of vital interest and importance. Unfortunately, it falls considerably short of the author's major goal ". . . to present and analyze the evidence concerning effects of low doses of radiation upon humans, and to demonstrate that a systematic and consistent evaluation of the evidence is now possible, with very useful practical results for . . ." a broad spectrum of readers from physicians to nuclear engineers to the concerned layman. The shortcomings of this book relate in part to Dr. Gofman's attempt


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