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Nagasaki Symposium: Radiation and Human Health Proposal from Nagasaki; The Effects of Atomic Radiation: A Half-Century of Studies

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7073.82 (Published 04 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:82
  1. Keith F Baverstock
  1. radiation scientist, World Health Organisation, Rome

    Nagasaki Symposium Radiation and Human Health Proposal from Nagasaki

    Ed Shigenobu Nagataki, Shunichi Yamashita Excerpta Medica, $178.25, pp 312 ISBN 0 444 82287 9

    The Effects of Atomic Radiation: A Half-Century of Studies from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The Effects of Atomic Radiation: A Half-Century of Studies from Hiroshima and Nagasaki / William Schull John Wiley, £35, pp 332 ISBN 0 471 12524 5

    In general the concept of “mission” is thought to have little place in the scientific enterprise. These two books, however, have in common an element of “mission” in respect of the evaluation of the effects on health of ionising radiation. The Nagasaki Symposium is a direct consequence of Japan's first hand experience of exposure to atom bombs and is an offer of …

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