Medical aspects of atomic weapons

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  • Radioactivity -- Physiological effect.,
  • Atomic bomb.

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Statementprepared for the National Security Resources Board by the Department of Defense and the United States Atomic Energy Commission.
ContributionsU.S. Atomic Energy Commission., United States. Dept. of Defense. National Security Resources Board.
LC ClassificationsRA1231.R26 U5 1950
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6085162M
LC Control Number50060215

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