FRCSR collects, through the Internet, reports of physical changes people have been experiencing since the Fukushima nuclear accident after March 11, 2011. The extent of radiation contamination is extremely serious, and we receive many inquiries from overseas. We will extract important points from applicable news articles, translate it into English. Our intention is to share with you the recognition and understanding of the reality of radiation contamination in real time as much as possible.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

This is a document containing photographs of pathological specimens from Hiroshima atomic bomb victims.
The title page and the foreword have been translated into English and copied below.

Pathological specimens from victims of radiation sickness in Hiroshima
Dr. Nobuo Kusano

Produced by Kamon Creative Co., Ltd.
Published by Get And Go Company, Inc.


This material, a collection of photographs of histological slides, was digitized in 1996 with private funds of late Dr. Nobuo Kusano, who worked at Tokyo University Infectious Disease Research Center (currently Tokyo University Medical Science Research Center).  Due to his advanced age, addition of data and confirmation of information did not progress quickly, and he passed away in the middle of it.  However, honoring his wishes, we have decided to make it public despite its incompleteness.

After the first atomic bomb ever was dropped on Hiroshima, a massive number of people were sick or dead from mysterious symptoms mimicking infectious illnesses.  Tokyo University Infectious Disease Research Center sent researchers to Hiroshima to conduct pathological autopsies, which revealed that the symptoms were not from infectious agents but from radiation sickness.

This is the first data of its kind which revealed damages on humans by the atomic bombs.

In the face of the enormous nuclear disaster in our country, much has been argued about how radiation exposure would affect human cells.  We hope this material will be helpful in understanding the situation.  However, supplementary material (location where radiation exposure occurred, the number of days since exposure, and types of cells) was created from dictation.  We are not medical experts, so if there are any discrepancies, please let us know.

The original data (slide films) were not preserved well, with some getting moldy, so it is difficult to reuse it.  However, if it’s necessary, we could rescan some of them.

Please feel free to use this material as you wish, but we prohibit its reuse in commercial publication.

Film scanner used:  Nikon LS-1000

Kamon Creative Co., Ltd.
Get And Go Company, Inc.

August 2011

Dr. Yuri Hiranuma
Medical Information Director

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