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Report of ad hoc committee for appraisal of ABCC Program

Technical Report:

Abstract

The function of the Committee, according to its understanding, is to make an objective, scientific appraisal of the ABCC program as to its organization, plan of study, pattern of procedure, adequacy of data, caliber of performance, future outlook, and to report thereon with recommendations. It is apparent that the ABCC program had bogged down because of deficiencies in understanding of purpose, in ideas, in initiative, and in outlook. There has been a lack of investigative leadership and stimulating support. Significant observations have been made and, while gross evidence of radiation effects are not being detected at present, the data not yet analyzed may contain valuable information. If intimations of a shortening in life span should be substantiated, an impetus to investigations of underlying mechanisms will be provided. In any event, the continued imaginative investigation of the study population should yield knowledge of great value to medicine, to human biology, and to peaceful uses of atomic energy. It is believed that the program should be strengthened and given increased support. A unified plan of study is proposed. It should furnish more adequate data by coordination of effort, integration of information, and by maintaining analyses of data at a current level. It  More>>
Publication Date:
Nov 06, 1955
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ABCC-TR-33-59
Reference Number:
EDB-84-058063
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; A-BOMB SURVIVORS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; EVALUATION; HIROSHIMA; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; NAGASAKI; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; ASIA; COOPERATION; HUMAN POPULATIONS; JAPAN; MANAGEMENT; POPULATIONS; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 560161 - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man
OSTI ID:
5239461
Research Organizations:
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Hiroshima (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese and English
Contract Number:
AC01-76EV03081
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE84008146
Availability:
NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 36
Announcement Date:
Apr 01, 1984

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Francis, T Jr, Jablon, S, and Moore, F E. Report of ad hoc committee for appraisal of ABCC Program. Japan: N. p., 1955. Web.
Francis, T Jr, Jablon, S, & Moore, F E. Report of ad hoc committee for appraisal of ABCC Program. Japan.
Francis, T Jr, Jablon, S, and Moore, F E. 1955. "Report of ad hoc committee for appraisal of ABCC Program." Japan.
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title = {Report of ad hoc committee for appraisal of ABCC Program}
author = {Francis, T Jr, Jablon, S, and Moore, F E}
abstractNote = {The function of the Committee, according to its understanding, is to make an objective, scientific appraisal of the ABCC program as to its organization, plan of study, pattern of procedure, adequacy of data, caliber of performance, future outlook, and to report thereon with recommendations. It is apparent that the ABCC program had bogged down because of deficiencies in understanding of purpose, in ideas, in initiative, and in outlook. There has been a lack of investigative leadership and stimulating support. Significant observations have been made and, while gross evidence of radiation effects are not being detected at present, the data not yet analyzed may contain valuable information. If intimations of a shortening in life span should be substantiated, an impetus to investigations of underlying mechanisms will be provided. In any event, the continued imaginative investigation of the study population should yield knowledge of great value to medicine, to human biology, and to peaceful uses of atomic energy. It is believed that the program should be strengthened and given increased support. A unified plan of study is proposed. It should furnish more adequate data by coordination of effort, integration of information, and by maintaining analyses of data at a current level. It offers advantages to the stimulation and carrying out of research. Suggestions as to future plans of maintenance are briefly discussed.}
place = {Japan}
year = {1955}
month = {Nov}
}