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The Plutonium Files

America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War

The Plutonium Files( )
Author: Welsome, Eileen
Publication Date:Oct 1999
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Dial Press, The
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

When the vast wartime factories of the Manhattan Project began producing plutonium in quantities never before seen on earth, scientists working on the  top-secret bomb-building program grew apprehensive. Fearful that plutonium  might cause a cancer epidemic among workers and desperate to learn more about what it could do to the human body, the Manhattan Project's medical doctors embarked upon an experiment in which eighteen unsuspecting patients in  hospital wards throughout the...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Science / Radiation
Medical / Ethics
Medical / General
Law / Medical Law & Legislation
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.51 x 9.55 x 1.82 Inches
Book Weight:2.138 Pounds
Author Biography
Welsome, Eileen (Author)
Eileen Welsome won the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Award, the Selden Ring Award, & a dozen other major journalism awards in 1994 for breaking the story of America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War in "The Plutonium Files." A former John S. Knight Fellow, she lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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