Doomsday / Helen Caldicott

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Doomsday / Helen Caldicott
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Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks before the American Association for Advancement of Science and Physicians for Social Responsibility, recorded January 5, 1980. Caldicott, a pediatrician and founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, gives her horrifying account of what the world will be like after a nuclear war, giving examples of the radiation disease resulting from the bombs dropped on Japan, citing the medical conditions of citizens of Hiroshima. Then she gives some chilling statistics about bombs and who makes them, and detente. Note on label: Use as emergency back-up during teach-in. Ends with applause, requires intro.

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at the annual meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science, January 5, 1980
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, 1980.
Item duration: 
1 reel (18 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1980
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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