U.S. NAVY FALLOUT AND BLAST SHELTER NATIONAL NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SURVIVAL TRIAL STUDY
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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The study was undertaken as an assessment of the experimental, 100- man protective shelter designed by the Bureau of Yards and Docks for installation at the various Naval shore establishments. It was undertaken as part of a Life Sciences Seminar sponsored by the Naval Research Reserve Company 5-10, Bethesda, Maryland. Officers of the Research Reserve volunteered for a two-week tour of training duty to participate in the seminar without prior knowledge of the plan for a shelter trial. They represented a variety of scientific and technical backgrounds relevant to protective shelter construction and operation and served as subjects in the trial without advanced preparation or pretraining. During the second week of the Seminar these officers assessed their experience and made recommendations regarding shelter construction, management and operations. This report is a description of the shelter trial and a summary of the psychological, engineering and medical observations and recommendations.
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