Aug 19, 2010

Shedding some rays

Hey Folks,

We're looking into a possible story on thymic irradiation. What's that you ask? It's when your thymus is treated with x-ray therapy - in most cases to reduce its size. But, while it was a popular procedure for kids with respiratory ailments in the twenties, the thirties and even up through the fifties it doesn't happen so much anymore.

So now we're hoping you can help. Here's how: we're on the hunt for folks who've been irradiated and remember. Did grandma ever tell you a story about the time her thymus was xrayed? No? Then what about your great Uncle Mortimer? We want to hear their stories. If you know someone who's got one or have a thymic irradiation tale to relate then let us know!

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