The Lovelace Foundation
for Medical Education and Research
Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer
Designed by The Lovelace Foundation
Civil Effects Test Operations AEC-Biology And Medicine
Produced by: J.B. Carroll Company, Chicago 12, Ill.
Based on data from "The Effects
of Nuclear Weapons"
Original Edition was 1957
Revised Edition 1962 / Reprinted February
Edited by: Samuel Glasstone
Prepared by the United States Department of Defense
Published by the United States Atomic Energy Commission
Note: My copy is the Revised Edition Reprinted
This computer is a companion to the above book but was sold separately for an
The price of the book was $3.00, both of these prices are from 1964.
Click above photographs for larger views.
here for a copy of the instructions included with this calculator.
From the August 2003 issue of Discover Magazine: Slide Rules /
The First Nerd Tool
This is what was said about this calculator: along with a full page picture.
Slide rules literally went out with a bang. The Manhattan Project physicists
who designed the first atom bomb
used them for preliminary calculations. Later, disk-type rules such as
the 1960s Nuclear Bomb Effects
Computer were designed to calculate crater sizes and post-explosion radiation