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Document ID (ISN)46904
CIS number 86-1737
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Geiger H.J.
Title The accident at Chernobyl and the medical response
Bibliographic information 1 Aug. 1986, Vol.256, No.5, p.609-612. 11 ref.
Abstract Presentation of the facts surrounding the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear plant (Ukrainian SSR, USSR) on 26 April 1986. Coverage: circumstances of the accident (starting with a steam explosion that killed 2 workers); the initial medical response; medical care of patients who had been severely exposed (bone marrow transplants); studies of 6 sample clinical cases (all of them alive 39 days after the explosion); evacuation of neighbouring populations; plans for long-term epidemiologic follow-up.
Descriptors (primary) reactors; radioactive contamination of personnel; explosions; radiation accidents; accident descriptions; nuclear power stations; results of explosions
Descriptors (secondary) USSR; emergency-treatment organization; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Explosions