Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Wisconsin radiotherapy accident, 1968
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 23 September 2007
1 August 1968
Type of event:
A patient was killed by a dose of 400-500 rads to the bone marrow from gold-198 during a liver scan. (Two sources give the location as Wisconsin; one gives Argonne Cancer Hospital near Chicago, Illinois.)
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