AUTHORDavis, Watson / Stafford, Jane / Van de Water, Marjorie / Matthews, Sam / Likely, Wadsworth
TITLEAtomic Bombing: How to Protect Yourself
PUBLISHERWilliam H. Wise & Co., Inc.
CITYNew York
DATE PUBLISHED1950
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This web-based document recreates a classic 1950 book detailing the dangers posed by an atomic bomb and the precautions that one may take to minimize the risk of contamination and death. The opening chapters describe the effects that an atomic bomb will have on the surrounding environment, and indicate what citizens can do within a civil defense program to protect themselves and organize against an atomic bombing. In addition, several chapters are devoted to health care, specifically radiation detection and decontamination, the treatment of burns and shock, and medical first aid (tourniquets, serious bleeding, and radiation sickness). Subsequent chapters address consequential behavior: looting, panic, and sabotage. The concluding chapters provide a history of atomic energy, describe peaceful uses of the technology, and reflect on the possibility of a hydrogen bomb. In an appendix, the book gives plans for a simple bomb shelter, such as might be constructed in a backyard. The book was originally published by Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc.


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