Department of Defense 5 Year Plan FY 86-90 for Ionizing Radiation Biomedical Research

Department of Defense, Defense Nuclear Agency, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Various paginations (Approximately 275 pages). Illustrations. Table of Contents mis-bound with second page first. Cover has some wear and soiling. Marked For Official Use Only but given the passage of time and introduction of related information into the public domain, this limitation is understood to no longer apply. From the Introduction: Forty years after the introduction of nuclear weapons, information is still incomplete concerning the effects on man from ionizing radiation produced by those weapons. the information is important because radiation adversely affect both the combat performance effectiveness and the survivability of personnel. It is hoped that further knowledge will be gained from research such as that conducted by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI). Research to define and manage the effects of ionizing radiation on military personnel is the primary responsibility of AFRRI. AFRRI, a unit of the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), is the principal radiobiology research laboratory for the Department of Defense. This Five-Year Research Plan is developed in response to the currently defined requirements of the U.S. Armed Services in the area of radiation research. This is the third generation of a DoD Radiation Research Plan. This Plan presents a fully integrated DoD Radiobiology Research Program by including the AFRRI in-house research effort, as well as the complementary DNA Biomedical Effects (STBE) Directorate effort, with specific research areas of the Army and the Air Force. Since the development of the first Five-Year Research Plan the AFRRI Board of Governors has required that the Five-Year Research Plan be evaluated and priorities by an operational and medical representative of each Surgeon General. This group, the Radiation Research Review Committee, has met numerous times since 1981 to recommend changes to the Five-Year Research Plan, most recently on 31 October 1985. The changes recommends by the Radiation Research Review Committee have been incorporated and the research priorities established. The major priorities are: Radioprotection (Section III), Human Response (Section IV), Quantitation and Preservation of Combat Performance (Section V), Reconstitution and Preservation of Hemopoietic and Immune Function (Section VI), Treatment of Radiation Casualties (Section VII), and Mechanisms of Radiation Sensitivity (Section VIII). Condition: Good.

Keywords: Military Radiobiology, Medical Consequences, Radioprotection, Human Response, Combat Performance, Hemopoietic Function, Immune Function, Radiation Casualties, Treatment of Casualties, Radiation Sensitivity, Technology Transfer, Combined Injury

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