Accession Number:

ADA036168

Title:

Radiation-Induced Central Nervous System Death - A study of the Pathologic Findings in Monkeys Irradiated with Massive Doses of Cobalt-60 (Gamma) Radiation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The pathologic alterations produced in the central nervous system of Macaca mulatta monkeys by doses of ionizing radiation exceeding 10,000 r have been described in detail in the literature. This study reveals the pathologic changes occurring in the remaining viscera of such animals until now, such a description has not appeared in the open literature. Whereas other authors have emphasized the changes found in the brain and pituitary, this report presents circumstantial evidence indicating that gastrointestinal damage is also an important part of the syndrome of radiation-induced central nervous system death. Also, the observed central nervous system changes are compared to those of leukocyte devitalization is introduced.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE