Science: Hydrogen Hysteria

Not long ago many scientists feared that the public was forgetting the menace of the atom bomb. What many responsible scientists fear now is public hysteria caused by exaggeration of the destructiveness of the hydrogen bomb.

Last week, on a radio round table sponsored by the University of Chicago, Associate Professor Harrison Brown sprang a chiller to top all chillers. The blast effects of hydrogen bombing, Brown told his nationwide audience, will be only the beginning; the radioactive aftereffects will be far worse. Hydrogen explosions, he said, will fill the air with fiercely...

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