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Unit 731 testimony

Author: Hal Gold
Publisher: Boston : Tuttle, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in Japan during WWII.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Gold
ISBN: 0804835659 9780804835657
OCLC Number: 57440210
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
Part 1: Historical overview --
1. Background of Japanese biological warfare --
A Proud medical tradition --
Ishii Shiro --
Manchuria --
The Stage is set --
2. A New type of warfare --
The Fortress/bacteria factory --
End of the fortress --
Pingfang --
Satelite facilities --
Ties to the civilian sector --
Ishii's battlefield debut --
3. Creating pathology --
Rodents and insects --
Four areas of experimentation --
4. End and aftermath --
Attempted biological warfare against the Americans --
Covering the traces --
American occupation --
Superpower jockeying --
5. Unit 731 in modern times --
The Teikoku bank incident --
Japanese biological warfare data in the Korean war --
Shinjuku shock --
The Unit leaders in peacetime --
Postwar careers: plum positions --
Part 2: Testimonies --
Introduction --
Researcher attached to Unit 1644 (anonymous) --
Virologist attached to Unit 731 (anonymous) --
Lecture, "Unit 731 and comfort women" (Nishino Rumiko). Youth corps member (anonymous) --
Hygiene specialist (Wano Takeo) --
Hygiene specialist (anonymous) --
Kenpeitai member (Iwasaki Ken'ichi) --
Three youth corps members (anonymous) --
Nurse attached to Unit 731 (Akama Masako) --
Kenpeitai officer (Naganuma Setsuji) --
Army doctor (Yuasa Ken) --
Civilian employee of Unit 731 in Tokyo (Ishibashi Naokata) --
Youth Corps member attached to Unit 731 (Ogasawara Akira) --
Professor emeritus at Osaka University (Nakagawa Yonezo) --
Member of the hygiene corps (Tomioka Heihachiro) --
Soldier stationed at Pingfang (Shinohara Tsuruo) --
Soldier attached to Unit 731 (Ohara Takeyoshi) --
Nurse attached to Unit 731 (Sakumoto Shizui) --
Intelligence officer (Ogura Yoshikuma) --
Army major and pharmacist attached to Unit 731 (anonymous) --
Army major and technician attached to Unit 516 (anonymous) --
Ishii Shiro's driver (Koshi Sadao) --
Pharmacist attached to the laboratory at Dalian (Maguro Masahiko) --
Captain, Japanese imperial army (Kojima Takeo) --
Select bibliography --
Photographs on pages 128-136.
Other Titles: Unit Seven Hundred Thirty-One testimony
Unit Seven Thirty-One testimony
Japan's wartime human experimentation program
Responsibility: Hal Gold.

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