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The Medical implications of nuclear war / Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences ; Fredric Solomon and Robert Q. Marston, editors ; with a foreword by Lewis Thomas.

Solomon, Fredric
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Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1986.

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xviii, 619 pages : illustrations. ; 23 cm


Based on papers presented at a Symposium on the Medical Implications of Nuclear War held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20-22, 1985 and organized under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


Understanding and preventing nuclear war : the expanding role of the scientific community / David A. Hamburg -- pt. 1. Nuclear war with modern weapons : physical effects and environmental consequences: Possible fatalities from superfires following nuclear attacks in or near urban areas / Theodore A. Postol ; A review of the physics of large urban fires / H.L. Brode and R.D. Small ; Recent assessments of the environmental consequences of nuclear war / Richard P. Turco ; Nuclear famine : the indirect effects of nuclear war / Mark A. Harwell and Christine C. Harwell ; Nuclear winter : the state of the science / George F. Carrier ; Atmospheric perturbations of large-scale nuclear war / Robert C. Malone ; Possible toxic environments following a nuclear war / John W. Birks and Sherry L. Stephens ; Radioactive fallout / Charles S. Shapiro, Ted F. Harvey, and Kendall R. Peterson -- pt. 2. Health consequences of nuclear war: Casualties due to the blast, heat, and radioactive fallout from various hypothetical nuclear attacks on the United STates / William Daugherty, Barbara Levi, and Frank von Hippel ; Acute radiation mortality in a nuclear war / Joseph Rotblat ; Burn and blast casualties : triage in nuclear war / Jennifer Leaning ; Food and nutrition in the aftermath of nuclear war / Alexander Leaf ; Psychological consequences of disaster : analogies for the nuclear case / James Thompson ; The immunological impact of nuclear warfare / David S. Greer and Lawrence S. Rifkin ; Expected incidence of cancer following nuclear war / Nikolai P. Bochkov and Per Oftedal ; Genetic consequences of nuclear war / Per Oftedal -- pt. 3. Medical resource needs and availability following nuclear war: Medical supply and demand in a post-nuclear-war world / Herbert L. Abrams ; The consequences of nuclear war : an economic and social perspective / Hal Cochrane and Dennis Mileti -- pt. 4. Images of nuclear war : psychosocial perspectives: Children's and adolescents' perceptions of the threat of nuclear war : implications of recent studies / William R. Beardslee ; Scandinavian youth view the future : a preliminary report of a large questionnaire survey / Magne Raundalen and Ole Johan Finnoy ; Adult beliefs, feelings, and actions regarding nuclear war : evidence from surveys and experiments / Susan T. Fiske ; Hope and the denial of stress in the nuclear age / Shlomo Breznitz ; The nuclear arms race and the psychology of power / Jerome D. Frank ; Managerial demands of modern weapons systems / John D. Steinbruner ; Sources of human instability in the handling of nuclear weapons / Herbert L. Abrams ; The impact of crisis-induced stress on decision making / ALexander L. George -- pt. 5. Long-term consequences of and prospects for recovery from nuclear war : two views / View I / Carl Sagan ; View II / Lynn R. Anspaugh -- Concluding remarks: Summary and perspective : with some observation on informed consent / Herbert L. Abrams.


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