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THERMAL, AND COMBINED THERMAL AND IONIZING RADIATION, EFFECTS ON BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS -- JULY TO 31 DECEMBER 1953 (SEMI-ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT FOR ARMED FORCES SPECIAL WEAPONS PROJECT)
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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:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1953 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0020
Accession Number:
NV0754807
Document Number(s):
USNRDL-421
Originating Research Org.:
DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY, U.S.
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 24
Description/Abstract:
A PROGRESS REPORT ON WORK BEING DONE ON TESTING THE EFFECTS ON ANIMALS OF THERMAL AND COMBINED THERMAL AND IONIZING RADIATION ENERGY. THERE ARE THREE MAIN AREAS OF STUDY ONE IS A STUDY OF THE LOCAL EFFECTS OF RADIANT THERMAL ENERGY ON ANIMAL SKIN AS A FUNCTION OF EXPOSURE TIME, IRRADIANCE AND PULSE SHAPE. ANOTHER IS TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF IONIZING RADIATION SUPERIMPOSED ON BURN INJURY WITH THE ULTIMATE AIM BEING TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERACTION OF THE TWO TRAUMA AND AN EVAULUATION OF THE INTERACTION IN TERMS OF LETHALITY AND OTHER DAMAGE.THIRDLY TO STUDY THE SYSTEMATIC EFFECTS OF THERMAL BURNS WITH EMPHASIS ON THE PHASE FOLLOWING RECOVERY FROM THE SHOCK.


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