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The Resource The plutonium files : America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War, Eileen Welsome

The plutonium files : America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War, Eileen Welsome

Label
The plutonium files : America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War
Title
The plutonium files
Title remainder
America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Welsome
Title variation
plutonium files
Title variation remainder
Americas secret medical experiments in the Cold War
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes the secret radiation experiments that the government conducted on unknowing American citizens over the course of fifty years during the Cold War
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1999.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
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156577
Cataloging source
GMU
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Welsome, Eileen
Dewey number
616.989700973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Radiation
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Plutonium
  • Informed consent (Medical law)
  • Radiation
Target audience
adult
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America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War
Label
The plutonium files : America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War, Eileen Welsome
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 552-68) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The "Product" -- Ch. 1. The acid taste of Plutonium -- Ch. 2. The Rad Lab -- Ch. 3. 1942: the Met Lab -- Ch. 4. A tolerable dose -- Ch. 5. The Manhattan project is launched -- Ch. 6. Plutonium rising -- Ch. 7. Planning the experiment -- Ch. 8. Ebb Cade -- Ch. 9. Next in line: Arthur and Albert -- Ch. 10. Trinity site -- Ch. 11. A "small piece of the sun" -- Ch. 12. The quest continues -- Ch. 13. The Rochester production line -- Ch. 14. A misdiagnosed housewife -- Ch. 15. Chicago: upping the dose -- Ch. 16. Postwar Berkeley: the final injections -- pt. II. Atomic utopia -- Ch. 17. At a Crossroads -- Ch. 18. Comings and goings -- Ch. 19. The AEC and the politics of secrecy -- Ch. 20. Shields Warren: "patriotic enough to lie" -- Ch. 21. "Wrapped in the flag" -- Ch. 22. The Vanderbilt women -- Ch. 23. The Fernald boys -- pt. III. The proving ground -- Ch. 24. Stalin's Labor Day surprise -- Ch. 25. The first GI guinea pigs -- Ch. 26. "Hot particles" -- Ch. 27. Scorched earth maneuvers -- Ch. 28. Citizen volunteers -- Ch. 29. The cloud samplers -- Ch. 30. Dispatch from ground zero -- Ch. 31. The inverted mushroom -- Ch. 32. Body-snatching patriots -- pt. IV. "The Buchenwald touch" -- Ch. 33. "Mice or men?" -- Ch. 34. Houston's "paperclip" doctor -- Ch. 35. Cincinnati's battlefield -- Ch. 36. The chambers of Oak Ridge -- Ch. 37. Captive volunteers: prisoners in Oregon and Washington -- Ch. 38. The plutonium experiment: phase two -- Ch. 39. "Tragic deaths full of pity and sorrow" -- pt. V. The reckoning -- Ch. 40. "We're coming clean" -- Ch. 41. Revelations and tribulations -- Ch. 42. January 1994: the advisory committee on human radiation experiments -- Ch. 43. Harvest of sorrow -- Ch. 44. Closing the book -- Ch. 45. A presidential apology -- Ch. 46. "Never again" -- Ch. 47. Whitewashes, red herrings, and cold cash
Control code
16844945
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 580 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385319546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm45242855
Label
The plutonium files : America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War, Eileen Welsome
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 552-68) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The "Product" -- Ch. 1. The acid taste of Plutonium -- Ch. 2. The Rad Lab -- Ch. 3. 1942: the Met Lab -- Ch. 4. A tolerable dose -- Ch. 5. The Manhattan project is launched -- Ch. 6. Plutonium rising -- Ch. 7. Planning the experiment -- Ch. 8. Ebb Cade -- Ch. 9. Next in line: Arthur and Albert -- Ch. 10. Trinity site -- Ch. 11. A "small piece of the sun" -- Ch. 12. The quest continues -- Ch. 13. The Rochester production line -- Ch. 14. A misdiagnosed housewife -- Ch. 15. Chicago: upping the dose -- Ch. 16. Postwar Berkeley: the final injections -- pt. II. Atomic utopia -- Ch. 17. At a Crossroads -- Ch. 18. Comings and goings -- Ch. 19. The AEC and the politics of secrecy -- Ch. 20. Shields Warren: "patriotic enough to lie" -- Ch. 21. "Wrapped in the flag" -- Ch. 22. The Vanderbilt women -- Ch. 23. The Fernald boys -- pt. III. The proving ground -- Ch. 24. Stalin's Labor Day surprise -- Ch. 25. The first GI guinea pigs -- Ch. 26. "Hot particles" -- Ch. 27. Scorched earth maneuvers -- Ch. 28. Citizen volunteers -- Ch. 29. The cloud samplers -- Ch. 30. Dispatch from ground zero -- Ch. 31. The inverted mushroom -- Ch. 32. Body-snatching patriots -- pt. IV. "The Buchenwald touch" -- Ch. 33. "Mice or men?" -- Ch. 34. Houston's "paperclip" doctor -- Ch. 35. Cincinnati's battlefield -- Ch. 36. The chambers of Oak Ridge -- Ch. 37. Captive volunteers: prisoners in Oregon and Washington -- Ch. 38. The plutonium experiment: phase two -- Ch. 39. "Tragic deaths full of pity and sorrow" -- pt. V. The reckoning -- Ch. 40. "We're coming clean" -- Ch. 41. Revelations and tribulations -- Ch. 42. January 1994: the advisory committee on human radiation experiments -- Ch. 43. Harvest of sorrow -- Ch. 44. Closing the book -- Ch. 45. A presidential apology -- Ch. 46. "Never again" -- Ch. 47. Whitewashes, red herrings, and cold cash
Control code
16844945
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 580 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385319546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm45242855

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