Ooh, I Almost Glowed!
Experiments in the 1950's
For years I've talked about the time, in the
spring of 1955, when I was at John's Hopkins Hospital for my "belly aches."
Besides the awful tests (that foul tasting barium and the evil sigmoid
exam), one day I was taken into a room with two doctors. They came
at me with long wire "Q-Tips" and tried to put one into my nose.
Even as a eight-year-old, I couldn't see that this had anything to do
with those belly-aches. I fought so hard that they gave up and didn't
do the procedure.
It was only recently
that I was searching for something else and stumbled on information
Radium Irradiation of Children. When I read the description
of metal rods with radioactive tips, I realized, "Oh, my gosh, I could
have been one of them!!"
to Kelta's Kavern.
August 30, 2010