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Request for Historical Info
CAn anybody tell me the Title of NBS Handbook 59? It is referenced
in a College of American Pathologists [CAP] checklist as a radiation
safety reference. Actually they call it NIST Handbook 59 but I am
assuming NBS is what they mean. [For non US participants the National
Bureau of Standards (NBS) was renamed the National Institute of Stan-
dards and Technology (NIST) 5 or 10 years ago]
This brings up another question. Am I right in assuming that the
practice of publishing NCRP Reports as NBS handbooks was stopped
a good while ago, like the mid 60s? I would be interested in a
little historical background.
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Peter G. Vernig, VA Medical Center, Denver, CO USA