AUTHORAhnfeldt, Arnold Lorentz / Allen, Kenneth D. A. / McFetridge, Elizabeth M. / Stein, Mindell W., Eds.
TITLERadiology in World War II
PUBLISHEROffice of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army
CITYWashington, D.C.
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Spanning more than 1,000 pages, this book is the official history of the United States Army Medical Department’s work with radiology during World War II. Although X-rays were discovered in the 1890s, it was not until World War II that radiology played a significant role in combat. The book explains in detail the equipment, training, deployment, and medical uses of X-rays. The information is divided by theaters, so there is one section about the use of radiology in Europe, one about the Mediterranean, and another about the Pacific. Other parts of the book depict work in the United States and the minor commands, and the creation and use of the atomic bomb. The equipment used and the precautions taken in the creation of the atomic bombs as well as the effects of these weapons on the populations and infrastructures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are described. There are numerous illustrations, and a comprehensive index of over 100 pages.

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