Lethal acute gamma radiation accident at Kjeller, Norway. Report of a case.

@article{Stavem1985LethalAG,
  title={Lethal acute gamma radiation accident at Kjeller, Norway. Report of a case.},
  author={P. Stavem and Anton Br\ogger and Finn Devik and J Flatby and Carl Birger van der Hagen and Tore Henriksen and P S Hoel and Hans H\ost and K G Kett and Bryan Petersen},
  journal={Acta radiologica. Oncology},
  year={1985},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={61-3}
}
On September 2, 1982, a 64-year-old man accidently received a heavy dose of gamma radiation in a plant for sterilization by radiation. He developed an acute radiation syndrome. The leukocyte count rapidly diminished to low values, and extensive chromosome injuries could be demonstrated in cultured lymphocytes. He was hospitalized in an isolated room, and received large doses of antibiotics, and transfusions of leukocytes, platelets and blood. He died anuric on the 13th day. From spectroscopic… CONTINUE READING

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