Science: Atomic X Ray

According to the Japs, the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki had radioactive effects so deadly and persistent that "everything still living was waiting to die" long after their explosions. U.S. authorities minimize these reports. The atomic bombs, they claimed, were deliberately exploded high in the air; consequently their gamma rays would be spread out thin and their radioactive byproducts dissipated in the atmosphere.

The atomic X-ray picture on this page (as far as TIME knows, the first published) was taken with radioactive materials formed by the explosion of an atomic bomb. It shows a woman's rayon purse stuffed with feminine necessaries:...

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