VISNEWS filmed five Yugoslavian atomic scientists including a woman, bidding goodbye to a group of French doctors and donors at the Gare de Lyon, Paris, Feb 14.
VISNEWS filmed five Yugoslavian atomic scientists including a woman, bidding goodbye to a group of French doctors and donors at the Gare de Lyon, Paris, Feb 14. Apparently cured of grave radio-active contaminations after four months treatment in the Curie Institute, Paris, they were returning to Belgrade.
Six Yugoslav scientists sustained heavy irradiation of neutrons and gamma rays last October when the protective apparatus at the Ninca Nuclear Centre, Yugoslavia, was submitted to unexpected strain and proved insufficient. They were subjected to from 700 to 1,000 roentgens. A substantially smaller dose has hitherto been considered fatal.
They were flown to the Curie Institute. One died three weeks later. Another was cured by normal treatment but it was clear that normal treatment would not suffice to save the remaining four. Doctors tried a treatment hitherto untested. New blood forming tissues were grafted by injecting human bone narrow donated by French volunteers. This helped the existing bone narrow to build itself up and manufacture white blood capsules.
The successful treatment has produced manifestations of Franco-Yugoslav friendship and the whole families of the five bone narrow donors have been invited for a months stay in Yugoslavia.