The Plutonium Files

The Plutonium Files

America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the secret radiation experiments that the government conducted on unknowing American citizens over the course of fifty years during the Cold War

Blackwell North Amer
When the vast wartime factories of the Manhattan Project began producing plutonium in quantities never before seen on earth, scientists working on the top secret bomb building program grew apprehensive. Fearful that plutonium might cause a cancer epidemic among workers and desperate to learn more about what it could do to the human body, the Manhattan Project's medical doctors embarked upon an experiment in which eighteen unsuspecting patients in hospital wards throughout the country were secretly injected with the cancer-causing substance. Most of these patients would go to their graves without ever knowing what had been done to them.
Now, in The Plutonium Files, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eileen Welsome reveals for the first time the breadth of the extraordinary fifty-year cover-up surrounding the plutonium injections, as well as the deceitful nature of thousands of other experiments conducted on American citizens in the postwar years.

Baker
& Taylor

The journalist who finally broke the story describes the secret radiation experiments that the government conducted on unknowing American citizens over the course of fifty years during the Cold War.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1999
ISBN: 9780385314022
0385314027
Branch Call Number: 616.9897 WEL
Characteristics: ix. 580 p. ; 25 cm

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