Finding a silver lining: the importance of documenting medical tragedies
Keywords:Medical History, Medical Tragedies, Columbus, OH, Archives, Radiation Overexposure
AbstractThe radiation overexposure tragedy at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital impacted hundreds of patient lives and made a lasting impression on the regulation and oversight of the use of radiation medicine on a national level. Archival documentation of the incident and the current-day importance of the data collected during and after the event is discussed and highlights many of the reasons why the history of past medical disasters matters to us today.
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