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Following is a selection of key overview documents pertaining to the human radiation experiments Cold War story.

-- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Minutes of Commissioners' Executive Session 74 - 29 May 13, 1974 (Document 0703019)

-- Letter to Dr. Stafford L. Warren from Carroll L. Wilson regarding medical research contracts for the University of Washington, Columbia University, Western Reserve, the University of Rochester and the University of California (at Los Angeles) April 1947 (Document 0703111)

-- Information report summary sheet on disclosure to patients injected with plutonium. This is the fiscal report on the inquiry which was directed to the question of whether informed consent was obtained from patients injected with plutonium either when injected in 1945-1947 or during recent follow-up studies in 1973. Also included is Dr. Livermans's report on remedial actions to be taken. (Document 0703116)

-- Atomic Energy Commission Plan for Expansion of Research in Biology and Medicine. Note by the Secretary. August 4, 1958 (Document 0706963)

-- American Nuclear Guinea Pigs: Three Decades of Radiation Experiments on U.S. Citizens. Report prepared at the Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives. (Document 0707035)

-- Note to Dr. Fidler from O.G. Haywood, Jr. on Medical Experiments on Humans, April 17, 1947. (Document 0707493)

-- Oversight on Human Total Body Irradiation (TBI) Program at Oak Ridge. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives. September 23, 1981. (Document 0707742)

-- Physiological Hazards of Working with Plutonium, January 5, 1944 (Document 0708058)

-- Letter to Dr. Charles L. Dunham Division of Biology and Medicine, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, from Thomas N. Shipman, M.D., Health Division Leader, June 18, 1956 (Document 0708445)

-- Letter to Dr. Thomas N. Shipman from Charles L. Dunham, M.D. Reply to previous document July 5, 1956 (Document 0708446)