A SLOW DEATH: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness, by the NHK-TV “Tokaimura Criticality Accident” Crew. Vertical, , pp., $ (cloth). This book documents the following 83 days of treatment until his passing, with detailed descriptions and explanations of the radiation poisoning. A Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness. Japan's worst nuclear radiation accident took place at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokaimura, northeast of Tokyo, on 30 September Three workers were exposed to extreme doses of radiation.
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This is a strange book and not solely because of its subject matter. Prefaced by a short history of nuclear weapons, reactors and technology, this book of nonfiction is careful 83 days of radiation sickness to proselytize on behalf of either the nuclear lobby or the antinuclear movement.
Rather, it asks searching questions, the main one being: Was this an attempt to save the life of a man or an opportunity to document the effects of radiation poisoning on human beings?
This man suffered greatly and I feel like the author shines a way too positive light upon all those that forced Ouchi to keep on living. Was his sacrifice worth it?
He's no lo By day 18 it starts to hurt. He's no longer here to tell us.
A Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness by NHK TV Crew
I was pleasantly surprised by the witness testimony included from the medical staff who were directly in contact with the victim, Hisasha Ouchie.
I found that many online discussions how I found out about the book were particularly unforgiving about how the doctors kept Mr. This is the sad, cautionary tale of 83 days of radiation sickness gone awry, a noble effort by Japanese physicians to save Mr.
83 days of radiation sickness Tokaimura accident reminds us of these complexities as well as the importance of accurate information flow from the site of the incident to the healthcare provider in the hospital. The immensity of radiation completely destroyed his body, including his DNA and immune system.
However, the doctors kept treating him and taking measures to keep him alive, which only ensured a very slow and very painful death. After 83 days of struggle, Ouchi died of multiple organ failure on December 21, Upon adding, the tank reached critical stage and went into a self-sustaining nuclear fission chain reaction releasing intense gamma and neutron radiation.