Author Biographical Info

Louise Cavagnaro joined the Atomic Bomb Causality Commission (ABCC) in 1946, and was the Commission's first American nurse. She served as Director of Nursing in Hiroshima, Japan, and established the program that trained local nurses. She also set up an Employee Health System and a pharmacy, and was involved in various other administrative activities, such as choosing equipment and supplies for Hijyama. See more at

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ABCC Collections, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Nursing, Hiroshima (Japan), Louise Cavagnaro, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, clippings (information artifacts)


This collection consists of photographs, clippings, publications, a thesis review, and correspondence relating to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC). Most of the materials date from 1948 to 1962, although some items are undated. Cavagnaro's review of "War Guilt and Medical Research" is from 1992. Collection materials generally originated in Japan or discuss conditions there. See more at MS 243.


Donated by Louise Cavagnaro, 1985, 1997.



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