Medicine: Bomb's Aftereffects

What awful aftereffects does radioactivity have on the people not instantly killed by an atomic bomb? This week there were some fairly straight answers. The University of California's Colonel Hymer Friedell, a member of the Army commission appointed to make a survey, previewed its report. This will be Washington's official view:

> Radiation accounted for not more than 5% of Hiroshima's fatalities (100,000 out of a 400,000 population). The proportion in Nagasaki was about the same. Japs who died from radioactive waves were within one to two kilometers of the blast. All physical damage was instantaneous with the explosion; no rays...

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