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Title The final epidemic : physicians and scientists on nuclear war / edited by Ruth Adams and Susan Cullen
Published Chicago, Ill. : Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science, [1981]
Chicago, Illinois : Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science : Distributed by University of Chicago Press, Marketing Deptartment, [1981]


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Description xi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents Preface / George B. Kistiakowsky -- Introduction / Helen M. Caldicott -- I. Symptoms -- In a dark time / Robert Jay Lifton -- Psychosocial trauma / John E. Mack -- Buying death with taxes / Victor W. Sidel -- Economics of the arms race -- and after / John Kenneth Galbraith -- II. Causes -- A clear and present danger -- East / Evgeni I. Chazov -- A clear and present danger -- West / Herbert Scoville, Jr. -- Instruments of war / Kosta Tsipis and John David Isaacs -- III. Pathogenesis -- Nuclear weapons : characteristics and capabilities / J. Carson Mark -- Mechanics of fallout / Bernard T. Feld -- Consequences of radioactive fallout / Patricia J. Lindop and Joseph Rotblat -- Occurrence of cancer in atomic bomb survivors / Stuart C. Finch -- IV. Prognosis -- The clinical picture / Howard H. Hiatt -- Illusion of survival / H. Jack Geiger -- Burn casualties / John D. Constable -- Infection and communicable diseases / Herbert L. Abrams -- V. Treatment -- Preventing nuclear war / Roger Fisher -- The physician's commitment / Bernard Lown -- International physicians for the prevention of nuclear war -- Epilogue / Peter G. Joseph
Summary This book is a collection of papers presented at a series of symposium on the medical consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war, organized by Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Council for a Livable World Education Fund
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Atomic bomb -- Physiological effect.
Disaster medicine.
Irradiation -- Physiological effect.
Nuclear warfare -- Physiological effect.
Nuclear warfare -- Psychological aspects.
Nuclear warfare -- Social aspects.
Nuclear warfare.
Nuclear weapons -- Physiological effect.
Nuclear weapons.
Radiation -- Toxicology.
Radioactive fallout -- Physiological effect.
Radioactive fallout -- Toxicology.
Nuclear Medicine.
Nuclear Warfare.
Radiation Effects.
Radioactive Fallout.
Nuclear Warfare.
Radiation Effects.
Radiation Injuries.
Author Adams, Ruth, 1923-2005, editor
Cullen, Susan, editor
Council for a Livable World. Education Fund.
Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science (Chicago, Ill.)
Physicians for Social Responsibility
LC no. 81069920
ISBN 0941682005