In the field of radiation damage much has been written and many scientific opinions have been given. As to legal decisions,there is much to criticize from a technical point of view in the early X-ray cases, particularly in regard to the leeway allowed to physicians in treating their patients through use of a new tool. The following survey is intended to serve to give to the lawyer a basic working knowledge of the subject of radiation. With this, plus knowledge of general principles of law, common sense should enable him to get his client's point across to the judge and the jury.
Andrew J. Humphrey, Radiation Injury: A Technical and Legal Survey, 6 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 171 (1957)