The final epidemic : physicians and scientists on nuclear war / edited by Ruth Adams and Susan Cullen.

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Chicago, Illinois : Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science : Distributed by University of Chicago Press, Marketing Deptartment, [1981]

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xi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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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.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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