Human Radiation Studies: Remembering the Early Years, Oral History of Radiation Biologist Marvin Goldman, Ph.D.   [open pdf - 0B]

"In December 1993, U.S. Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary announced her Openness Initiative. As part of this initiative, the Department of Energy undertook an effort to identify and catalog historical documents on radiation experiments that had used human subjects. The Office of Human Radiation Experiments coordinated the Department's search for records about these experiments. […] In September 1994, the Office of Human Radiation Experiments, in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, began an oral history project to fulfill this goal. The project involved interviewing researchers and others with firsthand knowledge of either the human radiation experimentation that occurred during the Cold War or the institutional context in which such experimentation took place. The purpose of this project was to enrich the documentary record, provide missing information, and allow the researchers an opportunity to provide their perspective. […] Marvin Goldman was selected for the oral history project because of his work at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on an Atomic Energy Commission project and his work on bone-seeking radionuclides. The oral history covers Dr. Goldman 's research while a graduate student at the University of Rochester, his work at University of California at Davis administering strontium-90 in beagles, and his general observations about radiation safety concerns in places he has visited, including Chernobyl and Chelyabinsk, Russia."

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Department of Energy, DOE/EH-0468
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