060 Carolyn Brown. 150r. 30 days.
Again -- a clear radiation death. Prior to treatment a
normal hemogram. Then on day 16 her WBC dropped to 3200 (from
5100), an don the day of her death to 800. Platelets at death
I am not sure we know her relatives or whether or nor she
has an attorney.
##We also have a number of cases where early death
directly from, or very closely related to, radiation must be
strongly suspected, but where the records are either difficult
to interpret or are somewhat incomplete.
This is partly because doctors were getting a little more
canny in later years, with review committees beginning to look
them over, and also because they were becoming more interested
in finding a marker for radiation injury and for tracking
mental effects than studying blood effects, and no longer
really needed to document to the marrow failures and radiation
depths they were still bringing about.
They were trying to perform b. m. transplants, by no
means always succeeding. These too were clearly
We have a number of other short survivors who would
probably look just like Jacobs and Sprangel and Romine and so
on if we had their blood counts -- Louise Richmon, for
instance, Philip Daniels (099), Mary Hampton Singleton,
probably John Henry Wells. Lula Tarlton, in my opinion. some
of these medical records have, in fact, already been released,
but I have not yet examined them all; I hope others will help
##Consider these two cases:
078 L.H. 200r. 61 days. We have some record of falling WBC, down
to 900 on January 2, 1968, then "steady deterioration and
increase pain" and death in VA Hospital February 4 on day 61.
086 M.J. 100r. 20 days. Her History should be closely examined.
Blood counts dropped and she was given infusions but continued
downhill and died on day 20. The 100r plus tumor radiation
almost surely finished this woman.
We definitely need to see the full records of Phillip
Daniels (099), mentioned above, (the one individual who got
250r. (Some records list 230r, but that is a typo.) Also
Willie Williams (case 102); even though he got partial body
(200r), his blood counts dropped and he died on day 22. There
is good evidence that partial body radiation could definitely
deliver a severe blow to the immune system.
This is a case should that I think is definitely of interest: