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Radiation Sickness – “Hiroshima” – John Heresy

December 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Hiroshima, History, Japan, Nuclear Weapons, Science, War, WW2

Whatever its source, the disease had some baffling quirks. Not all the patients exhibited all the main symptoms. People who suffered flash burns were protected, to a considerable extent, from radiation sickness. Those who had lain quietly for days or even hours after the bombing were much less liable to get sick than those who had been active. Grey hair seldom fell out. And, as if nature were protecting man against his own ingenuity, the reproductive processes were affected for a time; men became sterile, women had miscarriages, menstruation stopped.

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