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Robert Del Tredici - At Work in the Fields of the Bomb

87. ABCC, Hiroshima

These buildings were constructed by US occupation forces five years after the end of the World War II. The Center was called the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC). Its mandate: to study the irradiated populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Its method: to diagnose radiation illness but not to treat it. Eighty thousand people were chosen to be studied and are being followed until their deaths. Hiroshima, Japan. September 13, 1984.

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