Medicine: Radioactivity Scare

In a radioactive world, nobody ever feels completely safe. Radioactivity, a stealthy, silent horror that is neither felt nor seen, is both a mental and a physical hazard. Last week the U.S. had a small sample of the radioactivity fear that may become commonplace in the Atomic Age.

An Associated Press story from Fort Worth, Tex. reported the death of one Wilton Rhodes Earle, 39, onetime accountant at the atomic bomb plant at Oak Ridge. Said the A.P., quoting an "autopsy surgeon": Earle had died of atomic radiation to which he was exposed at...

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