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Hematologic studies of irradiated survivors in Hiroshima, Japan. Refractory anemia occurring in survivors of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki, Japan

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Abstract

This document contains 2 reports on the effects of radiation on the survivors of the atomic explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first report is a hematologic survey conducted 33 to 44 months after the detonation of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. The hematologic findings on a total of 824 survivors are compared with those on a control group of 1145 residents of Kure. Although statistical differences are apparent in the two groups, when one takes into account errors inherent in the hematologic methods themselves and differences in the possible incidence of parasitism and nutrition it would be unwarranted to attribute the slight changes found to radiation effect. The data presented here seem to indicate that radiation resulting from the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945, has not significantly varied the hematologic values as analyzed in this report over a three-to four-year period. In the second report, the case histories of six Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors who developed refractory anemia are presented. Four of these individuals received undoubted radiation injury. The fact that refractory anemia may occur as a late manifestation of exposure to atomic radiation is pointed out. 15 references, 5 figures, 2  More>>
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1959
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ABCC-23-59
Reference Number:
EDB-84-058021
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; A-BOMB SURVIVORS; BLOOD COUNT; HEMIC DISEASES; ANEMIAS; DATA COMPILATION; DELAYED RADIATION EFFECTS; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; HIROSHIMA; NAGASAKI; RADIATION HAZARDS; ASIA; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; DATA; DISEASES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; INFORMATION; JAPAN; NUMERICAL DATA; POPULATIONS; RADIATION EFFECTS; SYMPTOMS; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 560161 - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man
OSTI ID:
5174317
Research Organizations:
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Hiroshima (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese and English
Contract Number:
AC01-76EV03081
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE84008109
Availability:
NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.
Submitting Site:
HEDB
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Pages: 29
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Yamasowa, Yoshimichi, Lange, R D, Wright, S W, Tomonaga, Masanobu, Kurasaki, Hirotami, Matsuoka, Shigeru, and Matsunaga, Haruji. Hematologic studies of irradiated survivors in Hiroshima, Japan. Refractory anemia occurring in survivors of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki, Japan. Japan: N. p., 1959. Web.
Yamasowa, Yoshimichi, Lange, R D, Wright, S W, Tomonaga, Masanobu, Kurasaki, Hirotami, Matsuoka, Shigeru, & Matsunaga, Haruji. Hematologic studies of irradiated survivors in Hiroshima, Japan. Refractory anemia occurring in survivors of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki, Japan. Japan.
Yamasowa, Yoshimichi, Lange, R D, Wright, S W, Tomonaga, Masanobu, Kurasaki, Hirotami, Matsuoka, Shigeru, and Matsunaga, Haruji. 1959. "Hematologic studies of irradiated survivors in Hiroshima, Japan. Refractory anemia occurring in survivors of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki, Japan." Japan.
@misc{etde_5174317,
title = {Hematologic studies of irradiated survivors in Hiroshima, Japan. Refractory anemia occurring in survivors of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki, Japan}
author = {Yamasowa, Yoshimichi, Lange, R D, Wright, S W, Tomonaga, Masanobu, Kurasaki, Hirotami, Matsuoka, Shigeru, and Matsunaga, Haruji}
abstractNote = {This document contains 2 reports on the effects of radiation on the survivors of the atomic explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first report is a hematologic survey conducted 33 to 44 months after the detonation of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. The hematologic findings on a total of 824 survivors are compared with those on a control group of 1145 residents of Kure. Although statistical differences are apparent in the two groups, when one takes into account errors inherent in the hematologic methods themselves and differences in the possible incidence of parasitism and nutrition it would be unwarranted to attribute the slight changes found to radiation effect. The data presented here seem to indicate that radiation resulting from the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945, has not significantly varied the hematologic values as analyzed in this report over a three-to four-year period. In the second report, the case histories of six Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors who developed refractory anemia are presented. Four of these individuals received undoubted radiation injury. The fact that refractory anemia may occur as a late manifestation of exposure to atomic radiation is pointed out. 15 references, 5 figures, 2 tables.}
place = {Japan}
year = {1959}
month = {Jan}
}