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Atomic doctors : conscience and complicity at the dawn of the nuclear age

Author: James L Nolan, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"After his father passed away, James Nolan's mother gave him a box of materials that his dad had kept private. To Nolan's complete surprise, the contents revealed the role his grandfather had played as a doctor in the Manhattan Project. Dr. Nolan, it turned out, had been a significant figure. A talented radiologist, he cared for the scientists on the Project, helped organize the safety and evacuation plans for the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James F Nolan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Nolan, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674248632 0674248635
OCLC Number: 1145420567
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Life at Los Alamos --
The Trinity Test --
Delivering Little Boy --
Hiroshima --
Tokyo and Nagasaki --
Managing radiation and the radiation narrative --
Bikini and Enewetak --
Dr. Nolan and the quandary of technique --
Responsibility: James L. Nolan Jr.


Physicians were essential to the Manhattan Project, keeping participants and Americans near test sites safe from radiation. But they also downplayed the risks when military exigency demanded. James  Read more...


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