Amanda Spake from "Mother Jones" talks to Howard Rosenberg about his article "Informed Consent" about a child receiving radiation treatment. Between 1960 and 1975, 194 cancer patients were treated with high level whole body radiation at the Atomic Energy Commission's Oakridge, Tennessee laboratory. Rosenberg describes what he learned about that research: a description of the facilities, what was really being tested for, how he obtained the information, how effective the treatment was, what the doctors expected to learn, and what was published. Spake also interviews Mary Sue Sexton, mother of the child in the article who was being treated with radiation, and who died at the age of six. The child's treatment is described as well as its possible effects. Also described is the kind of research the facility is doing now. Experiments for Space Program NASA.
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