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Published by USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Aerospace Medical Division (AFSC) in Brooks Air Force Base, Tex .
Written in English


  • Cyclotrons.,
  • Protons -- Experiments.,
  • Space radiobiology -- Experiments.

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Edition Notes

Statement[prepared in the Bionucleonics Department]
SeriesTechnical documentary report -- no. SAM-TDR-64-62, Technical documentary report (USAF School of Aerospace Medicine) -- no. SAM-TDR-64-16.
ContributionsUSAF School of Aerospace Medicine. Bionucleonics Dept.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 6 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19200774M

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