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After World War II, the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) began mass-producing radioisotopes, sending out nearly 64,000 shipments of radioactive materials to scientists and physicians by 1955. Even as the atomic bomb became the focus of Cold War anxiety, radioisotopes represented the government's efforts to harness the power of the atom for peace-advancing medicine, domestic energy, and foreign relations. In Life Atomic, Angela N. H. Creager tells the story of how these radioisotopes, which were simultaneously scientific ...

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    • Title: Life Atomic by Angela N. H. Creager
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780226323961, 022632396X
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    • Edition: 2015 1st edition
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