AUTHORSchubert, Jack / Lapp, Ralph E.
TITLERadiation: What It Is and How It Affects You
PUBLISHERViking Press
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1957
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This book details the negative effects on human beings of radiation, as understood in the 1950s, from both non-military sources such as medical equipment and from atomic bombs. The book begins with Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of x-rays. The authors discuss the harmful effects of x-rays and the damage their misuse or overuse can cause. They review other radiation hazards and the effects of radiation on humans and their genetics. The book also covers radioactive poisons, atomic accidents, and nuclear fallout. It contains a glossary of key terms dealing with radiation.


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