First book: Handbook of Radioactive Nuclides, by Yen
Wang, M.D., Editor, CRC Press, 1969. About 150 pages comprising five
chapters on radiation measurements, risks, guidance, and regulations
were authored by Allen in his first commercial publications in book
form. Out of print.
Next four books: Handbooks of Radiation Measurement and Protection,
Allen Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief, CRC Press, 1978-1986. First volume
provides Physical and Chemical Data used in radiation sciences; second
volume provides Mathematical and Biological Data; third volume is CRC
Handbook of Environmental Radiation, 1982, edited by Alfred W. Klement;
fourth volume is CRC Handbook of Management of Radiation Protection
Programs, edited by Kenneth L. Miller and Willam A. Weidner, M.D. ,
1986. Allen provided about half the chapters in all of these books, but
turned over the last two to close colleagues for the final editing. Out
of print, but individual copies are sometimes still available on
Sixth book: Second edition of CRC Handbook of Management of Radiation Protection Programs,
produced independently by Kenneth L. Miller, 1992, in which Allen has
chapters on education and on how to determine safe facilities and
operations for handling radioactive materials.
Seventh book: Allen Brodsky, Raymond H. Johnson, Jr., and Ronald E. Goans, Editors, Public Protection from Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism,
Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin, 2004. Still in print.
Hardbound copies available from publisher. Allen obtained over 40
contributors for this book, which was a text for the Health Physics
Society 2004 Summer School. He gets no royalties from this book, but
recommends it as a unique collection of information from experienced
scientists around the nation, which could alleviate many effects of an
attack with weapons of mass destruction. Allen contributed chapters and
appendices of about 250 pages, on methods of dose calculation, risks,
preventive civil defense measures, and his experience with a number of
human patients managed at the University of Pittsburgh in the 1960s.
Eighth book: Allen Brodsky, Review of Radiation Risks and Uranium Toxicity, with Application to Decisions Associated with Decommissioning Clean-Up Criteria,
RSA Publications, Hebron, CT, 1996. Still available from the publisher.
This book reviews the major animal data and human epidemiologic data on
radiation effects, short and long term, and how current radiation
protection standards and limits were derived from these data. Radiation
risks are still judged by expert groups to be about the same as of
2012. Allen has a background in biostatistics as well as the applicable
physics, participated as co-investigator of a large epidemiological
study of radiation workers from 1964 until 1972, and taught
Biostatistics and Epidemiology to students matriculating for the Doctor
of Pharmacy degree at Duquesne University, 1971-1975, after which he
published a chapter on statistical methods in the second CRC Handbook
Ninth book: Phyllis L. Brodsky and Allen Brodsky, Living with Insomnia, McFarland and Company, March, 2011. Still in print and available as paperback or e-book. A description can be found under Phyllis' Books on this site.
The book covers physiological and psychological aspects of sleep
problems, provides summaries of sleep problems obtained on
questionnaires to which readers can match their own experiences and
treatments with others in their categories, the authors’ own experiences
and views of their mates’, and other suggestions for help with sleep
problems. The book contains a Foreword by an eminent Professor of
Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, who has over 25 years
of research in sleep treatment methods.
Tenth book: Allen Brodsky, Actions for Survival: Saving Lives in the Immediate Hours After Release of
Radioactive or Other Toxic Agents, MJR Publications, LLC, Essex, Maryland, July, 2011,373 pp.
Available from publisher or Amazon.com. Now also available as an e-book (October 2012).
The remaining books to the right on the shelf contain chapters or other
contributions by Allen, and the three volumes on the extreme right of
the shelf provide brief biographies and Allen. The two black books on
top are his master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation. Somebody placed a
complete 35-page Curriculum Vitae of Allen’s on Google, a 2006 version,
if it is still there.
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