1956 Medical Survey of Marshallese Two Years After Exposure to Fallout Radiation
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First Edition, Illustrated, Rebound, Very Scarce
An extremely scarce work, illustrated with photographs of the bodies of the Marshallese being studied, and graphs.
A fascinating and troubling study detailing the medical consequences of the American testing of nuclear weapons on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands during the Cold War. Engaged in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, detonations took place between 1946 and 1958, occurring on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air, and underwater.
This study looks at the health of inhabitants two years after a specific round of detonations in 1954. Much of the data here is focused on ophthalmological disorders, residual skin lesions from gamma radiation burns in the population under 15 years of age, and growth and development of those six months old at the time of detonation.
This is an ex-library work, bearing markings as such. This work has at various times been in the collections of The American Library, London, and the University of London Depository Library at Senate House, also London.
In cloth covered boards. Light discolouration to board perimeters. Light shelf wear to spine head and tail. Library stamp and bookplate to front pastedown. Library plate to front free endpaper. Paper pocket containing withdrawal cards to rear pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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