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November 28, 2001

Radiation IncidentsMedical Management of Radiation Accidents

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Igor A. Gusev, Angelina K. Guskova, and Fred A. Mettler, Jr, 2nd ed, 611 pp, $139.95, ISBN 0-8493-7004-3, Boca Raton, Fla, CRC Press, 2001.

JAMA. 2001;286(20):2603. doi:10.1001/jama.286.20.2603

Occasionally a book comes along that is worth its hefty price. This is one of them. Medical Management of Radiation Accidents is an outstanding treatise on all the important topics that make up this subject.

The book consists of 42 chapters, an expansive glossary, and six appendices. The chapters are arranged into five broad areas dealing with: the fundamental aspects of radiation contamination and exposure incidents, their medical characteristics, and classification; the effects of radiation on the entire body and specific organs; a history of radiation incidents in countries around the world; a general overview of certain types of incidents with specific examples; and specific management of incidents involving criticality, industrial radiography, local radiation injury, radiation therapy, and internal contamination.

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