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August 7, 1996


Author Affiliations

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY

JAMA. 1996;276(5):421-423. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540050081031

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The Human Radiation Experiments: Final Report of the President's Advisory Committee, by Ruth R. Faden, chair, and Kenneth R. Feinberg, Eli Glatstein, and Jay Katz, et al, 620 pp, $39.95, ISBN 0-19-510792-6, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1996. (This is the same report as above; it also includes an index.)

Executive Summary of Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, Ruth R. Faden, chair, 38 pp, paper, $2.75, stock No. 061-000-00849-7, Washington, DC, US Government Printing Office, 1995 (telephone orders: Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office, 202-512-1800, fax 202-512-2250; mail orders: US Government Printing Office, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954).

When the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments was created by President Clinton in January 1994, commentators posed three critical questions. First, was there sufficient surviving documentary evidence to enable the committee to analyze the radiation research conducted in the United States between