Moscow: Institut sanitarnogo prosveshcheniia, 1958. Item #1610
Book: 40 pp.: ill. 22x14,5 cm. In original printed wrappers. Tables: 4 single two-side cards and 3 double cards. 57x38 cm. In general: 58x39 cm. In original folder with typewritten title mounted. Small tears of folder, some creases, slightly faded. Tables are near fine. Book is mint, small rusty stains around staples.
First edition. Very rare. Printrun of the tables is 3000 copies, they were designed by G.Z. Ginzburg.
Good manual on Soviet occupational hygiene of the early nuclear era. Its author, Ukrainian professor Semyon Gorodinskii (1923-1981) was born in Zhytomyr. He first studied in Stavropol, then shifted to Samarkand in the early years of the Second World War where he graduated from the Military Medical College. Gorodinskii was a military doctor at Ukrainian fronts until he was demobilized due to shell shock in 1944. He continued his study in the post-war period and worked at the Institute of Occupational Health and Occupational Diseases since 1948. He submitted his Ph.D. thesis in occupational health in 1953. He was entrusted with developing protective measures for the newly formed nuclear industry. He became a senior researcher and head of the personal protective equipment group at the Institute of Biophysics of the USSR Ministry of Health. Semyon Gorodinskii is mostly known as the author of technical manuals on occupational hygiene: “Decontamination of Polymeric Materials”, “Occupational Health When Working with Radioactive Isotopes”, “Personal Protection While Repairing in Conditions of Radioactive Contamination” etc.
These illustrative materials were compiled for lectures. A brochure contains instructions for a lecturer and a bibliography listing 16 sources, including four other books by Gorodinskii. One of the double cards demonstrates how to put on anti-contamination clothing LG-2 that the Soviet Union released in the late 1950s. Another one is dedicated to respiratory protection: face mask “Lepestok” [Petal] and two anti-contamination helmets. Apart from protective clothing, visual aids show hand tongs for handling vials with radioactive content and maximum allowable standards for contamination by radioactive isotopes.
Brochure separately is located in the National Library of Medicine.