[ RadSafe ] [Non-DoD Source] Book on early radiation-related discoveries (UNCLASSIFIED)

Falo, Gerald A CIV USARMY MEDCOM APHC (US) gerald.a.falo.civ at mail.mil
Wed Mar 8 16:02:08 CST 2017

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Try Radioactivity and health: A history:
https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/6608787.  It's not concise, but it's

Other sources are list below.

 "Taming the Rays- a history of radiation and protection" by Geoff Meggit;
here's a review:

"Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation" by Timothy J. Jorgensen;
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10691.html and
http://www.timothyjorgensen.com/. Here's a link to NIST Colloquium Series:
Strange Glow, The Story of Radiation -
on. Here's a Physics Today Review:

"Health Physics: A Backward Glance" edited by Ron Kathren and Paul Ziemer;
hard to find and kind of expensive:


Gerald A. Falo, Ph.D., CHP
U.S. Army Public Health Center - Health Physics Division
gerald.a.falo.civ at mail.mil
gerald.a.falo.civ at mail.smil.mil
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I was teaching a class this week and discussed some early work with
radiation.  Later on I realized that this was an area that I'd benefit from
some further reading in.  Is there a decent book that succinctly describes
the work of the pioneers and experiments/discoveries (Rutherford, Chadwick,
Curies, etc.) that you'd recommend?

Thanks in advance,
Brian Rees
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