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Mathematics of Air Raid Protection

Nature volume 142, pages 791792 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation



IN view of the discussion which is occurring on this subject, it seems desirable to have some quantitative measure of the degree of protection afforded by a given shelter. In order to limit the problem we may consider only risks of death, and further confine ourselves to high explosive bombs. Incendiaries have proved a negligible danger to life in Spain, and gas is also negligible except for babies and those whose respirators do not fit.

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  1. Department of Biometry, University College, London. Oct. 14.

    • J. B. S. HALDANE


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