Children of the atomic bomb who and why: dr james yamazaki in his own words dr james n yamazaki, at the age of 33 in 1949, was the lead physician of the us atomic bomb medical team assigned to nagasaki to survey the effects of the bomb. No other choice: why truman dropped the atomic bomb on japan truman and his advisers made the only decision they could have made indeed, considered in the context of world war ii, it wasn’t.
Nuclear bombs are lethal weapons that cause cataclysmic explosions when energy is released by the splitting of uranium or plutonium atoms in atomic bombs or the fusion of hydrogen atoms in hydrogen bombs. Here are several of the long term effects, caused by the atomic bombings on the two cities a b-29 over osaka on june 1, 1945 leukemia increased over the next few years, the cities would see a spike in leukemia this was the most deadly long-term side effect the spike occurred around two years after the bombing and hit its peak around 1950.
On august 9, 1945, another american b-29 bomber, bock’s car, left tinian carrying fat man, a plutonium implosion-type bomb the primary target was the kokura arsenal, but upon reaching the target, they found that it was covered by a heavy ground haze and smoke this section recounts the atomic bombing of nagasaki, japan. The atomic bomb used was called “little boy” sixteen hours after the bomb was dropped, president truman asked japan to surrender when they didn’t agree, the united states dropped another atomic bomb, this time on nagasaki the second bombing occurred just three days after the bombing of hiroshima.
The detonation of atomic bombs over the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki in august 1945 resulted in horrific casualties and devastation the long-term effects of radiation exposure also increased cancer rates in the survivors. On august 6, 1945, during world war ii (1939-45), an american b-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the japanese city of hiroshima the explosion wiped out 90 percent. On august 6, 1945, an american b-29 bomber named the enola gay left the island of tinian for hiroshima, japan this section recounts the first atomic bombing hiroshima was chosen as the primary target since it had remained largely untouched by bombing raids, and the bomb’s effects could be clearly measured. Sixteen hours after the bomb was dropped, president truman asked japan to surrender when they didn’t agree, the united states dropped another atomic bomb, this time on nagasaki the second bombing occurred just three days after the bombing of hiroshima. The bombs immediately devastated their targets over the next two to four months, the acute effects of the atomic bombings killed 90,000–146,000 people in hiroshima and 39,000–80,000 people in nagasaki roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day.
In august of 1945 the decision was made to drop an atomic bomb on japan the two cities that where hit where hiroshima and nagasaki, both of which have become pillars of history and examples of the destruction that these bombs can cause. Hiroshima and nagasaki bombings the two atomic bombs dropped on japan in 1945 killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of people, and their effects are still being felt today the uranium bomb detonated over hiroshima on 6 august 1945 had an explosive yield equal to 15,000 tonnes of tnt.
Effects of the wwii atomic bombs when the atomic bomb went off over hiroshima on aug 6th, 1945, 70,000 lives were ended in a flash to the american people who were weary from the long and brutal war, such a drastic measure seemed a necessary, even righteous way to end the madness that was world war ii. He was the lead physician of the 1949 us atomic bomb medical team, studying the effects of nuclear bombing on children in nagasaki, japan he received the socially responsible medicine award from physicians for social responsibility in 2008 children of the atomic bomb: an american physician's memoir of nagasaki, hiroshima, and the. Seventy years ago, the united states dropped two atomic bombs on japan: hiroshima on aug 6, 1945 nagasaki on aug 9 with searing heat and annihilating force, the nuclear blasts tore through.