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Mining and Selling Radium and Uranium


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Roger F. Robison
    Pages 1-25
  3. Roger F. Robison
    Pages 27-55
  4. Roger F. Robison
    Pages 57-81
  5. Roger F. Robison
    Pages 83-107
  6. Roger F. Robison
    Pages 109-131
  7. Roger F. Robison
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    Pages 161-185
  9. Roger F. Robison
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  10. Roger F. Robison
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  11. Roger F. Robison
    Pages 229-252
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 253-265

About this book


Presented here is the story of the mining and sale of uranium and radium ore through biographical vignettes, chemistry, physics, geology, geography, occupational health, medical utilization, environmental safety and industrial history. Included are the people and places involved over the course of over 90 years of interconnected mining and sale of radium and uranium, finally ending in 1991 with the abandonment of radium paint and medical devices, Soviet nuclear parity, and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.


Geology of Radium Geology of Uranium Joachimsthal Mining Radium Mining Uranium Polonium Radium Radium Factories Radium Therapy Radon Uranium Wismut

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BloomingtonUSA

About the authors

Dr. Roger Robison began practicing as a medical oncologist in 1969. He trained in radiation oncology during 1978-80 at M.D. Anderson Hospital where radium therapy was utilized and where one of the first artificial radium (cobalt) machines was invented. Dr. Robison was selected by the international journal Acta Oncology to write the featured monograph for their centennial issue entitled The Race for Megavoltage. As Vice Chairman and then Chairman of the History Committee of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation & Oncology during 2001-2010, he had the opportunity to interview many of the pioneers in radium therapy while co-authoring the fifty year history of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ASTRO).

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