Medicine: Anti-Radiation

Doctors have no prescription that will prevent somebody from dropping an atom bomb. But they continue to worry about what medicine can do to make atomic bombing less frightful for the victims. Last fortnight, at the Navy's invitation, all kinds of doctors (civilian, Army, Navy and the U.S. Public Health Service) met in Bethesda, Md. for a two-week "indoctrination" course in atomic medicine's latest findings. When the doctors went home, they carried no cheery news with them.

¶ If our cities are bombed, said Rear Admiral C. J. Brown, "there will emerge vast numbers of walking people, consisting of women,...

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