“More than 100 patients and several hundred rabbits” were injected with I-131 in this 1957 experiment. Results were compared on a rabbit vs. human chart. “The patient remained in a reclining position for the duration of the test (60-90 minutes).”
This 1962 experiment involving humans and radioiodine was called “Why ‘Radioisotopes’ in the diagnosis of renal hypertension.” Note two radiation detectors, one aimed at this woman’s kidney.
A UCLA/VA experiment in 1954 showing test subjects minutes after injection of radioiodine, or I-131. 200 rabbits and 60 people participated with researchers determining that a fifth of the dose was sufficient – after the fact. “Several patients have been tested repeatedly without detectable ill effects.”
Radionuclide inhalation chamber used on small animals including lab favorites Dutch rabbits in 1952.
The UCLA “Burn-All” unit reduced radioactive waste 99% by weight and volume and cost less than a dollar a month to operate in 1956. ‘Hot’ ashes were mixed in with cement powder in drums and dumped off the Channel Island in mile-deep waters where they are still corroding and leaking today.
1956 UCLA/VA experiment with radioiodine, a ferocious gamma emitter with a half life of around eight days. Patients ingesting I-131 were often so ‘hot’ that they were dangerous to be around even for hospital staff.