Medicine: Generations Yet Unborn

What finally happened to the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? As the first guinea pigs of atomic warfare, they are still being watched closely—and will be for many a year to come—by U.S. and Japanese doctors.

Last week a U.S. mission, returned from a checkup of survivors, had a report ready. Its gist: after 18 months, the biological effects of the 1945 Bomb had not disappeared, had not been finally tallied, might still show up in horrible forms years & years from now.

The mission, led by Dr. Austin M. Brues of the University of Chicago and Dr. Paul S. Henshaw of the...

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