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

Author: Eileen Welsome
Publisher: New York : Delta, 2000.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Welsome
ISBN: 0385319541 9780385319546
OCLC Number: 76691208
Notes: Reprint. Previously published: New York, N.Y. : Dial Press, 1999.
Description: ix, 580 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 --
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.
Responsibility: Eileen Welsome.

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