Suffering Made Real : American Science and the Survivors at HiroshimaMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (316 p.)ISBN: 9780226482361Subject(s): Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission | Atomic bomb victims -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi | Children of atomic bomb victims -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi | Electronic books. -- local | Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 | Radiation -- Physiological effect -- Research -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Suffering Made Real : American Science and the Survivors at HiroshimaDDC classification: 363.17 LOC classification: RA1231Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- ONE How the ABCC Began -- 1 The Most Important People Living -- 2 Colonial Science -- 3 Into the Field -- 4 The Genetics Study -- TWO Managing the ABCC -- 5 Midwives and Mothers -- 6 Political Survival in Washington -- 7 The No-Treatment Policy -- 8 The Public Meaning of the ABCC -- THREE Science and Context -- 9 What is a Mutation? -- 10 Draft Analysis, 1952-1953 -- 11 Publication Strategies -- 12 The ABCC and the RERF -- 13 Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index -- A gallery of photographs follows
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 Made Real is the
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