Hiroshima: Children exposed to radiation before birth; young A-bomb microcephaly patient with her mother

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Title

Hiroshima: Children exposed to radiation before birth; young A-bomb microcephaly patient with her mother

Subject

Atomic bomb--Hiroshima; Atomic bomb victims

Description

Many children who were exposed to the radiation of the A-bomb blast while still in their mother's wombs were born with what has become known as "A-bomb microcephaly." Such children suffered from mental retardation or physical disabilities. They have been cared for by relatives, with independence for them being difficult or impossible. As their care-giving relatives age, assistance for them has become a major issue.
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Source

Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima; photo courtesy of Yomiuri Shimbun

Contributor

Narita, Takaharu
Earlham College

Rights

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and to Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. Photographer retains copyright.

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

Japanese

Type

Still Image

Identifier

ecasia000840
ecasia_a_000840

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
1945-08-06; 1986
Chugoku (region), Hiroshima (prefecture), Hiroshima (inhabited place)
7004499

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 762 h, 150ppi

Files

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Citation

“Hiroshima: Children exposed to radiation before birth; young A-bomb microcephaly patient with her mother,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4205.