Human Radiation Studies: Remembering the Early Years, Oral History of Biochemist William D. Moss [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Office of Scientific and Technical Information abstract: "This report is a transcript of an interview with William D. Moss by representatives of the US DOE [Department of Energy] Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Mr. Moss was selected for this interview because of his work at Los Alamos National Laboratory concerning analytical methods in the chemical determination of plutonium in biological materials. After a brief biographical sketch, Mr. Moss relates his understanding of how occupational exposure limits were determined for the Manhattan Project, how data from those workers who were exposed to plutonium was collected and analyzed, how the experiments were planned and data was gathered from plutonium or polonium injections in man, how problems with analytical procedures compounded health physics aspects of the project, and problems remaining in the interpretation of these data."
Department of Energy, DOE/EH-0459
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