Medical and biological aspects of nuclear energy

by Andrew H. Dowdy

A lecture on the biological effects of penetrating radiation (X-rays, gamma rays, and neutrons) on a variety of laboratory animals. The variation in dosages, lethal doses, and effects on the different types of body cells are discussed.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.