ABCC: Suffering Patients, Conflicted Doctors, Secret Treatments (Pt. 1)

Describes the history of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) that was set up after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which was a medical research project, and not a place to actually treat hibakusha, much to many patients disappointment and confusion.  Article describes the reactions of Dr. James Yamazaki, who was stationed at the Nagasaki ABCC, who administered treatment to patients, despite it not being in the mission of the ABCC.  The ABCC was funded by the U.S. but did not incorporate treatment as a means in which to avoid looking like it had responsibility for the U.S. having dropped the atomic bombs.

July 31, 2015 – The Mainichi

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