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Title:
LETTER TO R H BAUER, SUBJECT: PATIENTS INJECTED WITH PLUTONIUM
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Subject Terms:
HREX; ETHICS; EXHUMATION; HUMANS; MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE; PATIENTS; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM INJECTION EXPERIMENT; RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
CORRESPONDENCE, LETTERS, MEMOS
Publication Date:
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0001
Accession Number:
NV0700034
Originating Research Org.:
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION-ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION,
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 27
Description/Abstract:
THE DOCUMENT IS A ONE-PAGE LETTER (ON AEC LETTERHEAD) ADDRESSED TO ROBERT H. BAUER, MANAGER CH (CHICAGO OPERATIONS OFFICE) FROM JAMES L. LIVERMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH. W. W. BURR, JR. SIGNED THE MEMO FOR LIVERMAN. CURIOUSLY THE MEMO HAS NO DATE TYPED OR STAMPED ON IT. INSTEAD IT HAS THE HANDWRITTEN NOTATION "SENT OUT BY TWX 4/4". FROM THE CONTENT IT IS INFERRED THAT THE LETTER WAS SENT APRIL 4, 1974. STARTING WITH THE TITLE OF THE MEMO, THE TEXT OF THE MEMO IS: "PATIENTS INJECTED WITH PLUTONIUM PLEASE REQUEST THE DIRECTOR, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ANL), TO CARRY OUT THE FOLLOWING COMMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. THAT ANL COMPLY WITH DHEW GUIDELINES FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN ANY FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS ON PATIENTS INJECTED WITH PLUTONIUM DURING 1945-47 (AND IN ALL STUDIES ON HUMAN SUBJECTS AS PREVIOUSLY REQUIRED IN LETTER FROM DR. JOHN R. TROTTER TO DR. R. B. DUFFIELD OF MAY 15, 1970); 2. THAT PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE STUDIES BY ANL ON THE PATIENTS CITED IN 1. BE REFERRED TO THE ANL INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW (HUMAN USE) COMMITTEE FOR ITS REVIEW. IT IS HOPED THAT THIS REVIEW WILL BE COMPLETED AND A REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU BY APRIL 26, 1974; 3. THAT COPIES OF ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON FILE AT ANL ON ALL INJECTED PATIENTS CITED IN 1. BE PROVIDED TO THE DIRECTOR, DBER, WITHIN THE NEXT TEN DAYS; 4. THAT THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WILL BE TAKEN BY ANL ONLY AFTER COORDINATION WITH AEC PERSONNEL: ARRANGEMENTS ARE TO BE MADE FOR ANL AND AEC PHYSICIANS TO JOINTLY INFORM PHYSICIANS ATTENDING CERTAIN SURVIVING PATIENTS OF THE NEED FOR APPROPRIATE DISCLOSURE TO THE PATIENTS BY THE ATTENDING PHYSICIANS. COORDINATION OF ARRANGEMENTS WILL ALSO BE MADE FOR JOINT DISCLOSURE TO THE ESTATE OF THE EXHUMED PATIENT; 5. THAT ANL REPORT PROMPTLY TO AEC PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING 1, 2, AND 3 ABOVE. DR. SIGNEY MARKS, DBER, HAS STAFF RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONDUCT OF NECESSARY INVESTIGATIONS RELATIVE TO THIS MATTER. HE WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH ANL PERSONNEL AND OTHERS AS NEEDED TO OBTAIN ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION FOR THE DIRECTOR, DBER."


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