[ RadSafe ] OT --- Alzheimers

Doug Aitken JAitken at slb.com
Thu Oct 25 07:52:42 CDT 2012

I prefer Guarapari in Brasil!

and some nice pictures of "radiation treatment" here:


PS: I spent 8 years in Brazil. Many days on the beaches! I never felt better! Of course, the beach population (not the ones in the photos above!) helped with the mood!

Doug Aitken
QHSE Advisor, Schlumberger D&M Operations Support
Cell Phone: 713-562-8585
(alternate e-mail: doug.aitken at slb.com )
Mail: c/o Therese Wigzell,
Drilling & Measurements HQ,
300 Schlumberger Drive, MD15,
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of JPreisig at aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:33 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] OT --- Alzheimers

Hey Radsafe:
     Hope you all are well.
     Guess Alzheimers Disease is probably now treated  with HCl or similar compounds.
     Perhaps in the future, we will be able to  introduduce mini-robots into a brain to chip away at clogging brain plaques.  Perhaps small vacuum and/or pressure tubes  could be periodically introduced into the brain of Advanced Alzheimers patients to remove plaque fluids before they fully harden and blood circulation is fully stopped.  Sound like a tough surgery, but physicians are doing wonderful things micro-surgically these days.  Guess I wouldn't be  much of a surgeon with my shaky hands.  Oh well.  What might have been???
     I wonder if a Mexican/Caribbean Medical School  would accept a former Health Physics Society President, even if he were older, to study medicine???  Good Luck,  KN!!!!
     Perhaps HCl compounds should be given to  Alzheimers Patients, in unison with periodic esoteric (non-standard) dialysis treatments to remove plaques from the brain and/or bloodstream. 
     OFF TOPIC, of course.
     Want to get some real radiation-dose, for its  positive??? health benefits, go play on top of the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) concrete shielding while it is running.  Or perhaps try to even get near one of the RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) collision/beam intersection zones while BNL is running 200 GeV on 200 GeV (proton-proton, gold on gold, Uranium on Uranium,etc) beam collisions.  You'd probably have to bypass/defeat a few safety interlocks.
     I was on the job at one facility I did some work  at way back when, talking with a few technicians.
The facility was in operation at the time.  One technician worked  there on a regular basis.  I won't tell you about his health history.  Anyway while we were talking, I turned  on my Andersson-Braun, Snoopy, Remball or whatever neutron detector I had, and the levels during operation were
10 mrem/hour or more, while we were sitting there and talking.  I  smiled at the technicians, and suggested we move to another location to talk.  A few weeks later I was making  MCNP (Monte Carlo Neutral Particle Program) and other shielding calculations to re-design the radiation shielding for this facility.  50 years of the Radiation Shielding Information Center at  Oak Ridge National Lab --- Thank You, RSICC!!!!!
     Want more dose daily --- go hang out on the  Thorium Beach Sands in South Carolina and elsewhere.
     Take Care...   Joe Preisig
PS  Let's Be Careful Out There!!!!
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