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The Resource Suffering made real : American science and the survivors at Hiroshima, M. Susan Lindee

Suffering made real : American science and the survivors at Hiroshima, M. Susan Lindee

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Suffering made real : American science and the survivors at Hiroshima
Title
Suffering made real
Title remainder
American science and the survivors at Hiroshima
Statement of responsibility
M. Susan Lindee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 unleashed a form of energy as mysterious as it was deadly. Suffering Made Real is the compelling story of the first attempts to understand how radiation affected the survivors of the atomic bomb and subsequent generations of Japanese. Arguing that Cold War politics and cultural values fundamentally shaped this scientific research, M. Susan Lindee examines the daily workings, expectations, purposes, and limitations of a project that raises disturbing questions about the ethical implications of using human subjects in scientific research
  • In 1946, an American scientific agency, the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), was established in Japan to study the long-term biomedical effects of radiation on the survivors. Over the next twenty-nine years, American scientists and physicians, with funding from the Atomic Energy Commission, published hundreds of papers documenting the effects of radiation on aging, life span, fertility, and disease. In 1975, the agency was renamed and reorganized to permit greater Japanese input
  • How did the emerging Cold War affect the work of the ABCC? What problems seemed most important to ABCC scientists in their interpretation and public presentation of their data? Why did the ABCC have a "no-treatment" policy toward the survivors, one that conflicted with the ABCC's actual practices? Through a detailed examination of ABCC policies, archival materials, the minutes of committee meetings, newspaper accounts, and interviews with ABCC scientists, Lindee demonstrates how political and cultural interests were reflected in the day-to-day operations of this controversial research program
  • Set in a period of conflicting views on nuclear weapons and nuclear power, Suffering Made Real follows the course of a politically charged research program and reveals in detail how politics and cultural values can shape the conduct, results, and uses of science. As scientists, politicians, and health care professionals have become sensitized to the ethical problems of research on human subjects, this book speaks not only to the painful legacy of the atomic bomb, but also to contemporary concerns about the biomedical use of potentially dangerous substances on patients, children, prisoners, and other vulnerable citizens
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Lindee, M. Susan
Dewey number
363.17/99
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1231.R2
LC item number
L497 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1995 A-410
  • WN 11 JJ3
NLM item number
L7s 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission
  • Radiation
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Atomic bomb victims
  • Children of atomic bomb victims
  • Radiation Genetics
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Atomic bomb victims
  • Children of atomic bomb victims
  • Japan
  • Overlevenden
  • Kernwapens
  • Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission
Label
Suffering made real : American science and the survivors at Hiroshima, M. Susan Lindee
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. How the ABCC Began. 1. The Most Important People Living. 2. Colonial Science. 3. Into the Field. 4. The Genetics Study -- 2. Managing the ABCC. 5. Midwives and Mothers. 6. Political Survival in Washington. 7. The No-Treatment Policy. 8. The Public Meaning of the ABCC -- 3. Science and Context. 9. What is a Mutation? 10. Draft Analysis, 1952-1953. 11. Publication Strategies. 12. The ABCC and the RERF. 13. Conclusions
Control code
648760744
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 287 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226482378
Lccn
94001832
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648760744
Label
Suffering made real : American science and the survivors at Hiroshima, M. Susan Lindee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. How the ABCC Began. 1. The Most Important People Living. 2. Colonial Science. 3. Into the Field. 4. The Genetics Study -- 2. Managing the ABCC. 5. Midwives and Mothers. 6. Political Survival in Washington. 7. The No-Treatment Policy. 8. The Public Meaning of the ABCC -- 3. Science and Context. 9. What is a Mutation? 10. Draft Analysis, 1952-1953. 11. Publication Strategies. 12. The ABCC and the RERF. 13. Conclusions
Control code
648760744
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 287 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226482378
Lccn
94001832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648760744

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