Variation of Sensitivity to Ionizing Radiation with Age

THE relation between the long-term effects of radiation and ageing has been the subject of much investigation in recent years, but little quantitative work has been done on the variation with age of the effects produced by a given dose of radiation. Using a single dose, Abrams1 found a maximum mortality-rate in mice 4 weeks old. Hursh and Casarett2 measured… (More)