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It was these plutonium guinea pigs that set journalist Eileen Welsome on her decade-long search to expose this grisly chapter of America's atomic age, a feat that would earn her the Pulitzer Prize. In the impressively thorough and compelling Plutonium Files, Welsome recounts her work with a reporter's gift for description, characterizing early radiation researchers as "a curious blend of spook, scientist, and soldier," tirelessly interviewing survivors and their families, and providing social and political context for a complex and far-reaching scandal. Perhaps most damning is that not only did these cold-war experiments violate everything from the Hippocratic Oath to the Nuremberg Code, Welsome reveals, they were often ill-conceived, inconclusive, and repetitive--"they were not just immoral science, they were bad science." --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very good informatión on the US experiments with plutonium on its citizens. I'm interested in irradiation to political prisoner Pedro Albizu Campos -puertorican nationalist... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joaquin Garcia
A great read. Interestingly enough, the topic of plutonium injections to 18 people was mentioned in a book published twenty years earlier (in 1979). See p. Read morePublished 8 months ago by WHC
great book! everyone should read to see what people in authority and our government can do and we don't know about it. this is NOT A FICTIONAL book. all of this is true! Read morePublished 11 months ago by tori
The book addresses important aspects of America's early use of atomic energy but was not the most interesting text I've ever read.Published 12 months ago by Andrew Karp
This was a great read, and I found myself very surprised by the actions of the government scientists. Read morePublished 12 months ago by BD TMPRD
This book was a well written book. The stories of the experiments were told tactfully and free of bias. It was both informative and interesting. Read morePublished 13 months ago by christine r
Glad my mother never went to Vanderbilt Hospital for her pre-natal care with her baby boomer child,(me). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joseph L. Havlik