Medicine: Atomic Wounds

The first trustworthy account of the aftereffects of the atomic bomb came last week from a Dutch surgeon who was in a Nagasaki prison camp when the bomb fell. (Of 200 Allied prisoners, four were killed; four died later). The surgeon, Captain Jacob Vink, challenged one Jap claim: he doubts that anyone entering an atom-bombed city afterwards would suffer from radioactivity. But he verified the fact that many (though not all) of the bomb victims who seemed to be recovering collapsed and died several weeks later. Their symptoms:

"At first I thought it was simple lockjaw. There was swelling in the back...

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