1. Excerpt from Hiroshima Diary (). 1. Michihiko Hachiya. 7 August I must have slept soundly because when I opened my eyes a piercing hot sun was . Michihiko Hachiya was a Japanese medical practitioner who survived the Hiroshima bombing in and kept a diary of his experience. He was Director of the. The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his r .

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After his injuries healed, Michihiko started making his daily rounds that he would have normally made as a doctor. View all 18 comments. The sufferings of the people as radiation sickness took hold, an illness never seen before so each symptom was new and unexpected, is terrible.

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Want to Read saving…. The confusion following the bomb.

Though of a desperate sorrow, the pulse of a quiet, practical, serenity lives within and brings life to the pages of this book. There is also a desire to respect, by keeping in tact, and not extricating text because of the awe and explicable feelings I may have to any one individual’s story, but to respect their narrative without interruption. Darkness clouded my eyes, my teeth chattered, and I felt cold sweat running down my back.

He described the effects of the atomic bomb blast from its first flash in the early morning as he rested from his night shift as an air warden at the hospital. Not for the squeamish.

En fin, que un testimoniazo.

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To see what your friends thought diarg this book, please sign up. And I understand its subject matter is perhaps the most horrific example of Okay. Oct 30, Marwa Khaled added it.

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Oct 14, Michael Phelps rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Return to Book Page. Now I don’t feel sorry for Hiroshima either. Nessuno sa cosa sia successo, quale terribile arma sia stata utilizzata dagli alleati per bombardare un paese ormai allo stremo, ma deciso a non arrendersi.


Aug 21, Michael Havens rated it it was amazing.


Refresh and try again. Sep 04, J. The condition of the hospital also drastically improves as more medical supplies are brought into the city, allowing them to better treat patients. From a medical standpoint which is largely what it is written init is brilliant and intriguing.

Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. This is the value such remembrances have to the historical record. Many died, but many recovered. Digo Dios me perdone porque suena el colmo de lo malvado que uno pueda “aburrirse” ante la tragedia ajena, pero es que tanto detalle es mucho que absorber si uno viene de otro contexto. Hachiya’s diary cover the period from Aug. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I understand it was written by a doctor, not a writer. View all 9 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Si allontanano in direzione dell’ospedale dove lavora.

I primi dicevano che il cielo pareva dipinto con del sumi leggero e non avevano visto altro che un lampo di luce accecante; per gli altri, invece, il cielo era apparso di un magnifico color giallo oro, e si era udito un rombo assordante”.

A history of devastation and desperation that leaves the reader with the feeling that humans are good by nature despite of the factsand that human beings can do awesome things, and face any situation, with the help of hope and other people. But what we do have in this work is nearly the hypocenter of the blast which killed between 90, people.

I was so interested in hearing what others had to say about it. It is also important to keep in mind that while this work does have a definitive chronology, the work speaks more as a tapestry, little patches that work up to the complete picture. By degree people began to whisper and then to talk in low voices until, out of the blue sky, someone shouted: Ricordo benissimo la giornata in cui alle scuole elementari partecipammo ad un incontro in cui ci spiegarono cos’era la bomba atomica, quali erano i loro effetti, cosa fare in caso ci trovassimo vicino all’ipocentro: As subtle as thousands of people slowly oozing bodily fluids from every pore can be, anyway.


It’s political messa Devastating first-hand account from a doctor of the immediate aftermath of a nuclear bomb. Non ha nemmeno fatto in tempo ad accorgersi del crollo di parte della sua abitazione. Lucky to survive at all, this journal is priceless for the descriptions of what ground zero actually looked like, the symptoms of radiation sickness before anyone knew what that was, exactly.

A must-read for any kind of person. Hachiya himself, had to face. Hachiya has written in his journal like a true academic, in other words, he has recorded everything as a matter of facts, rather than emotions, as we can see from his account on the unimaginably devastating explosion impact by the atomic bomb at 8.

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In a few minutes, the radio began to hum and crackle with noisy static. The Hiroshima Communications Hospital was only about a mile away from the hypocenter, and close enough that his testimony and diwry variety of the patients, family, workers, and fiends are good enough for us to witness from a focused lens, the devastation, violence, and degradation one bomb had on a community.

Retrieved from ” https: I understand that this book was a diary, not a novel. Within a few days there was the “news” that Japan had used nuclear bombs on the West Coast of America, and the cities were destroyed and hirosima the people were either killed or suffering.

I looked out of the window, and contemplated the constant uncertainty diagy British weather tests me with.