Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Pennsylvania x-ray-induced abortion, ~1965-68
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 18 September 2007
between 1965 and 1968
Pennsylvania, United States
Type of event:
attempt to self-induce abortion using x-ray machine
A woman used a medical x-ray unit in an attempt to self-induce an abortion, with unreported consequences.
- Lubenau, Joel O., and Daniel J. Strom, Aug. 2002, "Safety and security of radiation sources in the aftermath of 11 September 2001," Health Physics, 83:155-164.
- Streeper, Charles, Marcie Lombardi, and Lee Cantrell, July 2007, "Nefarious uses of radioactive materials," Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 48th Annual Meeting, on line at Johnston's Archive [http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/nuclear/radevents/LAUR073686.pdf].
- Streeper, Charles, Sept. 2007, personal communication.
© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 18 September 2007.
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