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ARGONNE radium studies summary of fundamental data by Charles Ellsworth Miller

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Published by Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information in Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Radium -- Health aspects,
  • Radiation injuries,
  • Radium -- Physiological effect,
  • Radiation -- Measurement

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StatementCharles E. Miller, Robert J. Hasterlik, Asher J. Finkel.
ContributionsHasterlik, Robert J., Finkel, Asher J., Argonne Cancer Research Hospital., Argonne National Laboratory., U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 596 p. ;
Number of Pages596
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17623687M

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Radium in humans book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.5/5. Technical Report: ARGONNE RADIUM STUDIES. Evaluation of Clinical Effect Versus Dose in Radium Dial Painters. Final Report.   This document was originally conceived as a description of the radium studies that took place at Argonne National Laboratory. It soon became evident, however, that to document the widespread use of radium, a brief review of the application of radium in medicine and in the US dial painting industry is required. Further, because the Argonne studies were not the only such efforts, Cited by: It led to the establishment of the Center for Human Biology at Argonne National Laboratory, which studied the matter until At that time, nearly radium painters had been identified and nearly had been examined. The report confirmed that being a radium painter before was hazardous.

The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. The painting was done by women at three different United States Radium factories, and the term now applies to the women working at the facilities: one in Orange, New Jersey, beginning around ; one in Ottawa, Illinois, beginning in the early s; and a third.   Despite this, the “Radium Girls” fought for justice and even that was delayed by courts until it was too late for most. While their fates were tragic, the Radium Girls left a legacy that’s tied to social and scientific milestones throughout much of the 20th century—from nuclear weapons and medical research to modern labor : Matthew Reitman. October ; Revised, June MC/ History "From to , the U.S. Radium Corporation was located at the intersection of High and Alden Streets in Orange, New Jersey. Dr. Sabin Arnold von Sochocky and Dr. George S. Willis founded the company in The primary activity at the U.S. Radium Corporation was the extraction and purification of radium from carnotite.   In the a new book titled The Radium Girls: The thing that really got me was reading about the post-war studies of the dial painters. Scientists .

The Doors of Justice are barred to the “Doomed Radium Victims,” and notes explain that it is due to “statute of limitations, summer vacation, postponement,” in this New York World editorial cartoon. By Bill Kovarik and Mark Neuzil, from Mass Media and . I hope I am savy enough to put this review in two places for this book and Radium Girls: Women and Industrial Health Reform, Both books are good and cover the tragedy of may young women who painted dials with radium paint on glow in the dark watches and dials and guages before there was a good appreciation of the hazards.. Unfortuntately the companies involved in the Cited by: Termination of the Radium Program. Potassium Studies in Cooperation with Loyola University. Arsenic Study. Reassessment of Plutonium Injection Cases. Information Provided by Argonne to People in Radium Follow-up Program. Public and DOE Awareness of Plutonium Injections. Analyses of Thorium Workers. DOE/EH HUMAN RADIATION STUDIES. The Internal Emitter Program at Argonne was, for 25 years, the focal point of medical and dosimetric studies of the U.S. radium dial painters. Argonne’s study is the largest ever undertaken of the effects on humans of an internally deposited radioelement.