007 James Tidwell 100r. (32 days)
Tidewell did not seem to be extremely ill when he entered
the hospital October 6 (1960). Was having seizures from what
seemed to be brain cancer, but they were "well controlled with
dilantin and phenobarbital." Ye on October 28 he received
100r TBR. Then -- his Patient History in the DOD reports
described a "progressively
deteriorating course of lethargy and paralysis."
X-ray therapy to his head (for his brain cancer) began on
November 7 (only 10 days after tbr) and continued up to his
death on November 29. Progression of "neurologic disease with
quadriplegia" leading to death.
But his autopsy shows "lobular pneumonia."
And if we look at the full medical records, we find
crucial information on his blood scores:
Before radiation his WBC was 8100, his platelets 435,000.
Four days before his death these scores read:
No doubt continuing to drop in the remaining days before
The 100r TBR plus the seemingly numerous tumor radiations
to his head may be seen to have destroyed his marrow.
Talking to his son Clifford is a little difficult; he is
having trouble understanding radiation doses and so on, and
the difference between tumor radiation and TBR. But I think
he can be of some help about his father's condition before
The cases above are among the most critical cases at this time
simply because we have in them not only completely documented bone
marrow failure, but also cases where we have surviving families.
They do not all have the same lawyers.
##Here are four other cases very much like those above
(Maud Jacobs and Mike Spanagel and so on), that is, well
documented bone marrow destruction, but where either we don't
know who the victims are or know little about their families.