Military Application Supplement to Beagle Incapacitation and Survival Time After Pulsed Mixed Gamma-Neutron Irradiation; AFRRI SR68-24

Psychological Reports, 1968. Xerox type reprint from Psychological Reports 1973, 33. Stapled at upper left corner. Pages[1], iii-iv, 24 pages. Figures. Tables. References. The name T. L. Pitchford was written on the front page, perhaps indicating authorship. Psychological Reports is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering research in psychology and psychiatry. It was established by Robert and Carol H. Ammons in 1955. This study provides extensive data on a wide range of radiation dose levels applied to a statistically significant number of beagle dogs. From a military standpoint the results of this research are an important contribution to the data on the time and duration of incapacitation resulting from exposures to ionizing radiation. The fact that none of the beagle dogs used in these experiments sowed any early transient incapacitation (ETI) at any dose level illustrates the differences in response that must be considered in evaluating the data obtained from animal experiments. Animals exposed to 40 krads or more generally suffered complete incapacitation within minutes of irradiation and remained in that state until succumbed. The dose response data for man are expected to assume greater validity if they are based on experiments using a variety of experimental animals. The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) was established in 1960 as a joint agency of the Army, Navy and Air Force. It is now part of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, a joint Department of Defense agency. The unique resources of AFRRI enable advancements in the protection of soldiers and citizens. Its mission is to preserve the health and performance of U.S. military personnel and to protect humankind through research that advances understanding of the effects of ionizing radiation. To these ends, the institute collaborates with other government facilities, academic institutions, and civilian laboratories in the United States and other countries to research the biological effects of ionizing radiation. In addition, it provides medical training and emergency response to manage incidents related to radiation exposure. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Animal Experiments, Irradiation, Mixed Gamma-Neutron, Beagle, Early Transient Incapacitation, ETI, Pulsed Radiation, Survival Time, TRIGA Reactor

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