Medicine And Books

Hiroshima Notes

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:398
  1. Sean Spence

    Kenzaburo Oe Marion Boyars, £14.95, pp 192 ISBN 0 7145 3007 7

    “I ran towards Surumi bridge, jumping over stones and fallen trees as though I were mad. What did I see there? Countless people were struggling to get to the stream under the bridge. I could not distinguish men from women. Their faces were swollen and gr[e]y; their hair stood on end. Then, raising both hands skyward and making soundless groans, they all began jumping into the river as though competing with one another.”

    This memory of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima is quoted by …

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