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June 11, 1960

Los Alamos Handbook of Radiation Monitoring

JAMA. 1960;173(6):739. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020240127043

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A primary function of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory is the radiation monitoring of the bomb tests. In addition, the Los Alamos staff has the responsibility for monitoring its own work on radiation. Since many persons must participate in the monitoring program, it is necessary to furnish each monitor with a concise compilation of the reference data essential to a good monitoring program. This third edition has been completely rewritten, and hence, brought up to date, by Mr. Jerome E. Dummer Jr., from Los Alamos. The subject matter includes check lists, radio codes, pictures of equipment, and items and policies of protection and monitoring that pertain solely to the Los Alamos situation. The book offers useful methodical hints that would be followed in smaller problems. It also deals with almost every kind of exposure and contamination from radiation and radioactive isotopes. The appendixes and glossary are remarkable for their completeness

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