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Final report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.

Author: United States. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book describes, in fascinating detail, a variety of experiments sponsored by the U.S. government in which people were exposed to radiation without their knowledge. After reviewing hundreds of thousands of documents from the Atomic Energy Commission and other agencies, the Advisory Committee appointed by President Clinton in January 1994 found that nearly 4,000 human radiation experiments--most involving very  Read more...
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United States. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.
Final report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605194197
Online version:
United States. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.
Final report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605697069
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.
ISBN: 9780195107920 0195107926
OCLC Number: 34654097
Notes: The Advisory Committee submitted its final report to the President in late 1995, and this book contains the entire text of the report issued by the U.S. Government Printing Office in October 1995. It also includes the full text of the President's remarks in acceptance of the report and a complete index.
Description: xxxii, 620 pages
Contents: Remarks / William J. Clinton --
Introduction: The Atomic Century --
1. Government Standards for Human Experiments: The 1940s and 1950s --
2. Postwar Professional Standards and Practices for Human Experiments --
3. Government Standards for Human Experiments: The 1960s and 1970s --
4. Ethics Standards in Retrospect --
5. Experiments with Plutonium, Uranium, and Polonium --
6. The AEC Program of Radioisotope Distribution --
7. Nontherapeutic Research on Children --
8. Total-Body Irradiation: Problems When Research and Treatment Are Intertwined --
9. Prisoners: A Captive Research Population --
10. Atomic Veterans: Human Experimentation in Connection with Bomb Tests --
11. Intentional Releases: Lifting the Veil of Secrecy --
12. Observational Data Gathering --
13. Secrecy, Human Radiation Experiments, and Intentional Releases --
14. Current Federal Policies Governing Human Subjects Research --
15. Research Proposal Review Project --
16. Subject Interview Study --
17. Findings --
18. Recommendations --
Statement By Committee Member Jay Katz --
Executive Order --
Charter --
App. Acronyms and Abbreviations --
App. Glossary --
App. Selected Bibliography --
App. Public Comment Participants --
A Citizen's Guide to the Nation's Archives: Where the Records Are and How to Find Them.
Other Titles: Human radiation experiments
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