Doctor at Nagasaki
By Masao Shiotsuki
This book is an invaluable firsthand account of an idealistic young Japanese doctor’s harrowing experiences treating atomic bomb victims immediately after the bombing of Nagasaki on 9 August 1945. The first part of the book recounts the author’s grim struggle to prolong the lives of patients suffering from massive burns, other injuries and radiation sickness. The second part includes a number of essays published in the early 1950s in an attempt to awaken both the Japanese medical community and the general public to nuclear weapons’ terrible medical effects. ‘A lasting record of the aftereffects of the atomic bombing’ – The Daily Yomiuri
Masao Shiotsuki, M.D., died in 1979. A neurophysiologist, he was a leading figure in Japan’s medical community.
191 pp. 10.8 x 1.8 x 17.1 cm (Paperback)
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