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...