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Multiple Exposures

Chronicles of the Radiation Age

"Catherine Caufield has written an important book on an important topic:
the history behind the safety standards limiting the effects of high energy
radiation on human beings. . . . Provides an immense amount of information
in a very readable form."—W. Alan Runciman, Prometheus

"From fallout and radon to radioactive smoke detectors and dental X-rays,
Caufield traces the proliferation of the uses of radiation in medicine,
industry and the military, and in generating energy. An intelligent,
non-alarmist history."—Publishers Weekly

304 pages | 16 halftones | 6 x 9.25 | © 1989

History: General History

History of Science

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Part One
1. Discovery
2. The First Standards
3. Radioactivity
4. The Dial Painters
5. Setting Limits on Radium
Part Two
6. Building the Bomb
7. Getting to Know the Bomb
8. Postwar Standards
9. Uranium Fever
10. Operation Crossroads
11. The Proving Ground
12. Fallout
Part Three
13. 1956 Standards
14. Medicine After the Bomb 
15. The Peaceful Atom
16. Confusion and Acrimony
17. A House Divided
18. 1977 Standards
Part Four
19. Natural Radiation
20. Multiple Exposures
21. Keeping Track
22. Unnecessary Exposures
23. Out of Control
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