It was well after midnight when Dr. Salvatore J. A. Sclafani finally hit the “send” button. Soon, colleagues would awake to his e-mail, expressing his anguish and shame over the discovery that the tiniest, most vulnerable of all patients—premature babies—had been over-radiated in the department he ran at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Radiation boom: X-rays and unshielded infants
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