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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Chapter 7 Realizing Adequate Healthcare and Medical Care, and Support for A-bomb Survivors Introduction

The bomb dropped on August 6, 1945 reduced the city to ashes and killed tens of thousands of people. Doctors, and other healthcare professionals were among the casualties and medical facilities also suffered great damage.

This chapter will describe the state of medicine in Hiroshima after the war by elucidating Hiroshima’s medical environment immediately after the bomb, how it was restored and developed afterwards, and what kind of medical care and support were provided for A-bomb survivors between 1945 and 1975.


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