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Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima

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The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 unleashed a force as mysterious as it was deadlyradioactivity. 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 ...more
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published December 15th 1994 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1994)
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Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima is a monograph that combines and synthesizes various elements of social, political, cultural, and scientific histories in order to reveal a new perspective on a topic that has already been thoroughly investigated. Susan M. Lindee, the author and an assistant professor in the Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, argues that there is no way to quantitatively understand the

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