Fallout from Bikini: the explosion of Japanese medicine

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Abstract

On 23 September 1954, Mr Aikichi Kuboyama died, the first Japanese victim of the Bikini incident - an American hydrogen bomb experiment on Bikini Atoll that took place on 1 March under the codename Operation Castle. This tragedy had several important consequences, influencing post-war negotiations between Japan and the United States over nuclear weapons, stimulating Japanese research into the biological effects of radiation and inspiring a commitment to the treatment of radiation sickness. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages4
JournalEndeavour
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

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