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The world's accumulated experience with war and with other catastrophic events fails to provide an adequate basis for comprehension of the immense destruction of life and property that is now technically possible in nuclear warfare. It is important, however, that we use the available knowledge of the effects of nuclear weapons to predict the conseqences of their use in war, partly to plan for survival and partly because dissemination of such knowledge may in itself provide a deterrent force against the possibility of a nuclear war.
This book embodies the proceedings of a series of lectures by experts from five
Exposure of Man to Radiation in Nuclear Warfare.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:178. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-1-178_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(1):178.
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