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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From a medical standpoint which is largely what it This is a very difficult book for Americans, I think. Hachiya found himself in, as well as the attitudes, told without embellishment as you will find n the work itself from both sides of the Pacific, as well as the socio-political, psychological re-evaluation and changes some Japanese, not the least Dr.

I really want to write a hirsohima of this book, explaining the above statement. View all 6 comments. The attitude of the Japanese to being bombed was one I could not have imagined. 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.

After his injuries healed, Michihiko started making his daily rounds that he would have normally made as a doctor.

And I understand its subject matter is perhaps the most horrific example of Okay. May 13, Nick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quotes from Hiroshima Diary: 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 that hacyiya people were either killed or suffering After the bombing of Hiroshima, the author acting as both a doctor and patient in a hospital now devoted to the victims of radiation sickness decided to keep a diary.

Painful to read and unflinching in its description of the intersection of technology and the immense capacity of human suffering.


The sufferings of the people as radiation sickness took hold, an illness never seen before so each symptom was new and unexpected, is terrible.

This book, as some suggest, was not written as an anti-war manifesto. Like most eyewitness accounts of this kind, one can only expect that. There was a problem hacyiya your email address. Now I don’t feel sorry for Hiroshima either.

As time passes an understanding of what hit their city clears up, and historical events such as the surrender of Japan are brought up.

Finally, the silence was broken by the sound of weeping. To ask other readers questions about Hiroshima Diaryplease sign up. All’alba del 6 agostodopo un turno di notte, si trova nel soggiorno di casa sua quando all’improvviso viene abbagliato da un lampo di hachiyw. Diarrea, vomito, petecchie, debolezza, febbre, ulcere, caduta di capelli; piano piano i sintomi vengono ordinati, pesati statisticamente, correlati alla posizione delle vittime al momento dell’esplosione, alla hirosihma distanza dall’epicentro.

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Lists with This Book. I understand that to point out its numerous typos and punctuation errors is a lame thing to do.

Particularly this year; the wettest for a century. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Per 56 giorni il dottor Hachiya scrive meticolosamente il suo diario, all’inizio come paziente del suo stesso ospedale poi, una volta ripresosi dalle ferite, come dottore. This book describes what happened to him and what he saw. A history of devastation and desperation that leaves the xiary 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.


He was Director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital and lived near the hospital, about a mile from the explosion’s center. Nov 13, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. I leaned against the entrance and waited.


Nessuno sa cosa sia successo, quale terribile arma hiroshia stata utilizzata dagli alleati per bombardare un biroshima ormai allo stremo, ma deciso a non arrendersi. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Be the first to discover new talent! P Una testimonianza preziosa, unica, questa del Dr. Non ha nemmeno fatto in tempo ad accorgersi del crollo di parte della sua abitazione.

This should be read in the way it was intended, as a human account, as apposed to a personal account. From a human standpoint, it is devastating and difficult. This book’s the perfect example of my criteria for five-starring something.

I understand that it was hastily written in Japanese. Their thirst for revenge and anger at the Emperor were extreme. Not only did he and his diary survive, but he lived for decades afterwards They were civilians, just like the Germans, but they supported the war and the cruelty of their thoughts towards the enemy, the Allies knew no bounds.

The horrors are there, but he has selected from the mass of evidence, case histories that are important for medical science, human stories that touch the heart. Jan 21, Indi Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Likewise, I find it difficult to approach this excellent diary about an event so ingrained still into our imaginations and fears to this day, namely, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, and by extension, the subsequent bombing of Nagasaki, the numerous testing on bigger bombs, the cousin of the atom bomb, the Hydrogen bomb, and the effect on the psyche and culture of the Cold War and beyond.