Letters, Apr. 20, 1953

The Bomb at Nagasaki


In the March 9 article, "Don't Look Now," TIME quotes [two scientists]: "In the case of

'nominal' (Nagasaki-type) atomic 'bomb, the heat cooks the skin up to two miles away. But if a person happens to be looking at the detonation, he will certainly be blinded permanently at more than four miles away, and even at a greater distance his eyesight will be seriously damaged."

I saw the Nagasaki bomb fall at about a distance of three miles away ... I was a civilian internee at a camp in a...

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