Suffering made real American science and the survivors at Hiroshima

Lindee, M. Susan

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  • Creator M. Susan Lindee
  • Format Books
  • Publication Pbk. ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (316 p.)
  • ISBNs 0226482367, 9786612679124, 1282679120
  • OCLC ocn648760744


  • The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 unleashed a force as mysterious as it was deadly-radioactivity. In 1946, the United States government created the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) to serve as a permanent agency in Japan with the official mission of studying the medical effects of radiation on the survivors. The next ten years saw the ABCC's most intensive research on the genetic effects of radiation, and up until 1974 the ABCC scientists published papers on the effects of radiation on aging, life span, fertility, and disease.Suffering M


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Contents; Acknowledgments; ONE How the ABCC Began; TWO Managing the ABCC; A gallery of photographs follows; THREE Science and Context; Bibliography; Index
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