Nuclear Fallout from bombs and reactors is not medicine

As much as the nukers claim it is under the false art of “hormesis”

Medicine and the Bomb. Deceptions from Trinity to Maralinga

Paul Langley
First Edition
Language(s): ENG
144 pages
Paul Langley on July 22nd, 2012
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Cover photograph: The artificial aurora created by the high altitude nuclear weapon test named “Starfish Prime”. Part of the Operation Fishbowl test series, Starfish Prime was detonated 400 kilometers above Johnston Island in the Pacific Ocean. The test took place on 9 July 1962. Source: Los Alamos National Laboratory Donald M. Kerr Gallery. Used with permission with thanks.


“The information is superb and very understandable for someone with minimal physics / medical background – and excellent referencing. It is a fine reference and resource work -and your bringing together the early nuclear medicine research and subsequent knowledge of this within the atomic bomb project is a first.” – Dr. David Palmer, American Studies, Flinders University of South Australia.

“Langley provides detailed historical documentation of how medical investigation of ionizing radiation conducted before the war was appropriated for wartime purposes. His careful analysis demonstrates that Manhattan project participants were cognizant that the human casualties of the atomic bomb would far exceed the direct damage caused by its explosive force.

Langley’s findings are also disturbing because they demonstrate that after the war the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) had conclusive information based on the research of Dr. J. G. Hamilton about the dangers of radiation on human health – particularly from internalized alpha and beta emitters –and yet the AEC persisted in trivializing the radiological effects of atmospheric testing by equating all forms of radiation with “sunshine.”

Nowhere else will the reader find such a well-documented account of the use and abuse of research on the biological effects of radiation conducted from the 1930s through World War II.” – Majia Holmer Nadesan, Professor, Division of Social and Behavioral Studies, PO Box 37100, Arizona State University West Campus Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100

“Dear Paul, I read your book. It is fantastic. It is an extraordinary inquiry. I think your book is unique: that no comparable analysis has ever been done. It could become a classic, as you qualify the book of Brucer. We sometimes qualify as “bible” the reference books that contain a huge quantity of informations! So is your book!” – Evelyne Cerf-Pecher, daughter of Dr Charles Pecher.

Phosphorous 32, Strontium 89 and Iodine 131 were first synthesized in the 1930s at the E.O. Lawrence Crocker Radiation Laboratory, University of California. The substances were used in nuclear medicine by the Crocker researchers.

These substances were later found to be created by the fission process. Neutron radiation was used medically by Dr Robert Stone in 1937, also at the Lawrence facility.

The United States entered World War 2 possessing detailed medical and biological knowledge related to these radioactive substances, some of which would become infamous among the peoples afflicted by the atomic bomb.

This book looks at the findings of the early researchers at the Lawrence “Rad Lab” and places these findings together with the discoveries relating to uranium fission and the fission products. The militarization of civilian medical and biological data commenced some years before the formation of the Manhattan Project.

The book discusses this process and follows the progress of the knowledge, which was classified secret.

Japanese, South Pacific and Australian Indigenous victim experiences are examined in the light of knowledge held since the 1930s by nuclear authorities.

The biological, radiological and medical data relating to strontium 89 was developed by Dr Charles Pecher, who died tragically in 1941. His work was classified secret after his death and formed a major component of the secret studies into the effects of nuclear fallout.

The secret dangers of Strontium 89 and the suppression of Dr Pecher’s medical treatment are examined in this book.

The work is a unique, extensively referenced, study of the development of the radiological predictive capability possessed by the Western Allies from 1942, through the era of atmospheric nuclear testing.
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Also available:

The 1945 Radiation Surveys of Hiroshima Conducted by Japanese Scientists (e-book) Preview Listing

by Paul Langley Free.

Other relevant books catalogued by the National Library of Australia:

The prediction of the radiological effects of atomic bombs from knowledge published prior to 1945 [electronic resource] / Paul Langley
by Langley, Paul
Port Willunga, S. Aust. : The Author, c2009

The bombs & beyond [electronic resource] : a display for the SA Museum / by Paul Langley ; music by David Langley
by Langley, Paul J
[Noarlunga Centre, S. Aust. : Paul Langley], 2004

The Maralinga files [electronic resource] / written by Paul Langley for the Atomic ExServicemens Association
by Langley, Paul J
Noarlunga Centre, S. Aust. : Paul Langley, 2001

A commentary on the paper “Historical sketch of the scientific field survey of Hiroshima several days after the bombing” by Prof Sakae Shimizu, 1982
by Langley, Paul J
Noarlunga Centre [S. Aust.] : Paul Langley, [2008]

The monitoring of the radiological contamination of South Australian drinking water : fallout from 40 years of silence / By P. Langley
by Langley, Paul J
Noarlunga, [S. Aust.] : P. Langley for the Atomic Exservicemens Association, c1996

The consequences of the use of atomic weapons as informed by the findings of nuclear medicine prior to 1943 / written by Paul Langley
by Langley, Paul J
Port Willunga, S. Aust. : Paul Langley, 2009

The Maralinga files [electronic resource] / written by Paul Langley for the Atomic ExServicemens’ Association, Adelaide, South Australia, September 2002
by Langley, Paul J
Noarlunga, (S. Aust.) : P. Langley, c2002

The truth surrounding atomic fiction : cold war propaganda and modern views regarding radiological safety in UK and Australia / written and collated by Paul Langley and The…
by Langley, Paul J
Noarlunga Centre, SA : P. Langley, 1996

The conflict in former Yugoslavia : monotheism and the new world order : transcripts of shortwave radio broadcasts and other media reports 5.12.92-26.5.93 / researched,…
by Langley, Paul J
Noarlunga Centre [S. Aust.] : P. Langley, c1995

Sacred ground : a portrait of Hiroshima in the light of the August 1945 radiological surveys; with reference to fission product metabolic data as reported by Dr. J. Hamilton
by Langley, Paul J
Port Willunga, S. Aust. : Paul Langley, 2008

Maralinga chronology [electronic resource] : the atomic tests in Australia and their radiological impact / written by Paul Langley for the Atomic ExServicemens Association
by Langley, Paul J
Adelaide : Paul Langley, 2003

The black mist and its aftermath [electronic resource] : oral histories / by Lallie Lennon
by Lennon, Lallie

Aldinga Beach, S. Aust. : with commentary by P. J. Langley, c2010

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One Response to “Nuclear Fallout from bombs and reactors is not medicine”

  1. CaptD Says:

    Great News, I can’t wait to read this eBook
    If there Is a kindle version, you might also mention that!

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