The citizens of Hiroshima did not think of their atomic-bombing as an atrocity—until, months after the event, they heard that foreign publications had suggested that it was. Nor are the Japanese the only ones still slowly acquiring fresh concepts of The Bomb. Americans are learning, too. Dr. Stafford L. Warren, who was the chief radiological safety officer at the Bikini bomb tests, has made several informative speeches since his return. Last week, as he took up his duties as dean of the Medical School of the University of California at Los Angeles, he was ready with another.

"Two atomic bombs—dropped...

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