U.S. Commission Director Suggested Treatment for A-Bomb Survivors as Cold War Strategy

Details attempts by Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) Director Robert Holmes to change ABCC policy to allow for the treatment of Hiroshima/Nagasaki hibakusha as a means in which to forestall any possibility of the USSR from using the hibakusha against the U.S.  Despite his protestations, ABCC policy remained unchanged, and studies of the aftereffects of the nuclear bombing on the survivors of Hiroshima/Nagasaki continued to fail to include treatment.

July 30, 2015 – The Mainichi


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