[ RadSafe ] Medical X-ray Doses prior to 1960.

Pombier, Edward C. epombier at med.miami.edu
Thu Aug 25 06:04:33 CDT 2011

You might try a series called Radiological Health Data and Reports that was begun around 1960 by the Public Health Service.  I have a couple of later volumes and in 1968 they published "Summary of Gonadal and Genetically Significant Dose from X Rays in the United States, 1964" Although they do not provide the complete citations that article does reference two studies from the mid 1950's, one by Laughlin & Pullman, and one by Brown, et. al.  Morton L. Brown was one of the authors of the 1968 Technical Note and was a Deputy Chief, Population Exposure Studies, Population Studies Program, National Center for Radiological Health.     

Edward C. Pombier
University of Miami
Radiation Control Center 

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Medical X-ray Doses prior to 1960.

August 24, 2011

I am looking at some information about radiation doses for abdominal 
medical X-rays in the 1950's.

Although these may have been single radiographs, I suspect that the 
doses were relatively high and not recorded in the patients' medical records.

I'm trying to locate some data or estimates about these pre-1960 
medical X-ray doses.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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