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Abstract

Acute radiation injury in man has been amply reviewed in the past decades (1-8). Information for those reviews was mainly derived from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki experience (3), from radiation accidents as a consequence of testing nuclear weapons and the application of nuclear energy (9-13) and from the intentional irradiation of patients, mostly for the treatment of malignancies and/or as conditioning for transplantation (14-20). Further, a large body of data derived from animal experimentation has led to cautious extrapolations to the human situation (14).

Keywords

Bone Marrow Transplantation Nuclear Weapon Radiation Injury Blast Injury Radiation Accident 
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Copyright information

© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • H Balner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.General Research, Science and Education (Biology - Medical Research).Commission of the European CommunitiesBelgium
  2. 2.Primate Center — TNORijswijkThe Netherlands

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