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Author Yamazaki, James N.

Title Children of the atomic bomb : an American physician's memoir of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Marshall Islands / James N. Yamazaki with Louis B. Fleming.

Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  618.929897 YAMA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Asia-Pacific, culture, politics, and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-182).
Summary Children of the Atomic Bomb is Dr. Yamazaki's account of a lifelong effort to understand and document the impact of nuclear explosions on children, particularly the children conceived but not yet born at the time of the explosions. Assigned in 1949 as Physician in Charge of the United States Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Nagasaki, Yamazaki had served as a combat surgeon at the Battle of the Bulge where he had been captured and held as a prisoner of war by the Germans. In Japan he was confronted with violence of another dimension - the devastating impact of a nuclear blast and the particularly insidious effects of radiation on children. Yamazaki's story is also one of striking juxtapositions, an account of a Japanese-American's encounter with racism, the story of a man who fought for his country while his parents were interned in a concentration camp in Arkansas.
Other author Fleming, Louis B.
Subject Yamazaki, James N.
Pediatricians -- United States -- Biography.
Atomic bomb victims -- Medical care -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi.
Atomic bomb victims -- Medical care -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi.
Atomic bomb victims -- Medical care -- Marshall Islands.
ISBN 0822316706 (paperback: alk. paper)
0822316587 (alk. paper)