HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: STAFFORD L. WARREN.

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HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: STAFFORD L. WARREN.

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HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: STAFFORD L. WARREN.
Stafford L. Warren (1896-1981) was a physician and radiologist who served as Chief of the Medical Division of the Manhattan Project during World War II. In that capacity, he was present at the Trinity Test in New Mexico, collecting data on radiation dispersal; he led a survey team to assess the after effects of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and was chief of the Radiological Safety Section at the Operations Crossroads testing at the Bikini Atoll. This lot includes materials related to his work leading the survey of the damage to people and surrounding areas after the detonation of Fat Man and Little Boy on August 8, 1945, as follows:

1. Medical Report of the Joint Commission for the Investigation of the Effects of the Atomic Bomb in Japan. Volume I. Typed Manuscript, approx. 200 pp, 4to, [Washington, DC, 1946], illustrated throughout with gelatin silver prints (most 4 x 6 to 5 x 7 inches) laid down to pages, many pages stamped SECRET in red, now struck through, also stamped "classification canceled Jun 7, 1965" to upper cover and title page, bound in brown covers with typed labels.
Contents include definition of the terms relating to the physics of the explosion and the health questions afterwards, the materials and methods of the survey, the pathology and statistical studies, and then the data on population and casualties. Haunting images of the destruction of the city and the injuries of the survivors.
2.Final Report of the Findings of the Manhattan District Atomic Bomb Investigating Groups at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Vol I Sec A. Mimeographed Manuscript, 222 pp, 4to, n.p., April 19, 1946, illustrated with gelatin silver prints of injured Japanese citizens and cell biopsies laid down to pages, stamped "SECRET" and struck through, with 'Classification Cancelled / June 7 1965" stamps to cover and first page, bound in brown covers, some thumbing and wear.
3. Copies of Translated Japanese Reports Regarding Medical Effects of the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Typed Carbon, approx. 250 pp, 4to, n.p., c.1945, bound in brown covers with typed label, with "Classification cancelled / June 7, 1965" stamped to upper cover and first page, thumbing and wear. Transcriptions of the English translations of the reports generated by Japanese scientists in the aftermath of the bombing.
4. Wake, Douglas L. and Melvin A. Block. "Collected Information Regarding Medical Findings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki One year After the Bombings." Holograph Manuscript in several hands, approx. 54 pp, legal folio, n.p., August-September 1946, on lined paper fastened at upper left margin with pin, pages browned, some margins rough. WITH: Wake and Block. Investigation of Inhabitants of Probable Fall out of Radioactive Fission Products (Nishiyama Reservoir Area), Nagasaki. Typed Manuscript, 3 pp, 4to, September 26, 1946, stamped SECRET and marked through, with "Classification Canceled / June 7, 1965" stamp.
5. Tybout, Richard A, Capt. Section B: Radiation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Typed Carbon, approx. 48 pp, 4to, n.p., April 6, 1946, with photostat maps and charts bound in, bound in black wrappers with brads, stamped SECRET crossed through and with "Classification canceled" stamp to title page, thumbing to leaves. A thorough report on the spread of radiation after the bombing.
6. 133 gelatin print photographs, 8 x 10 inches with left 3-hole margin added, of images in Japan after the dropping of the bombs, all stamped "For Official Use Only / Not to be Released from Military Control" in black and later struck through in red, many with penciled identifications added.
7. Hiroshima ... Atomic Bomb Damage.... Washington, DC: August 1945. Printed map with hand-coloring, 620 x 620 mm. Folded. Together with 2 black and white aerial views of the destruction, 455 x 405 mm. WITH: Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Damage. 1945. Printed map with hand coloring, 645 x 525 mm. Folded.
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