Children of the atomic bomb : an American physician's memoir of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Marshall Islands (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Children of the atomic bomb : an American physician's memoir of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Marshall Islands

Author: James N Yamazaki; Louis B Fleming
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.
Series: Asia-Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Memoirs (form)
Memoirs
Personal Narrative
Biography
Named Person: James N Yamazaki; James N Yamazaki; James N Yamazaki; James N Yamazaki; James N Yamazaki
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James N Yamazaki; Louis B Fleming
ISBN: 0822316587 9780822316589 0822316706 9780822316701
OCLC Number: 32168334
Description: xvi, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Nagasaki --
Born in America --
Pearl Harbor's impact --
Love and war in 1944 --
Homecoming and the bomb --
To Japan at last --
Getting organized --
The thunderbolt --
Expanding research --
Through guileless eyes --
Lobbying and researching --
Emerging answers --
The genetic puzzle --
Farewell in Hiroshima.
Series Title: Asia-Pacific.
Responsibility: James N. Yamazaki with Louis B. Fleming.

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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.

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"Dr. Yamazaki provides a spellbinding, engrossing manual on the effects of atomic bomb-produced radiation on children, particularly on the developing brain, after birth and in utero. Told within the Read more...

 
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