Author Biographical Info

As an American citizen of Japanese descent, Mac was forced to leave his third year of medical school and placed in an internment camp during WWII. During his time there he served as a camp doctor. He completed his medical degree at Wayne State Medical School in Detroit, MI. He served on the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) from around 1948 to 1953, studying the effects of radiation on fertility in Japan. Later Dr. Suzuki served as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas raising to the rank of Major. He started a practice in the Detroit, MI area. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-196.

Publication Date

7-19-2022

Keywords

ABCC Collections, Nikko (Japan), Japan, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Wilma Zoe Green Suzuki, Masamichi Suzuki, photographs, photographs » slides (photographs)

Abstract

The Mac Suzuki Photograph Collection, MS 196, contains 838 color slides of 35 mm film taken by Mac Suzuki, MD. Most of the images were taken in Japan between 1948 and 1952 while Dr. Suzuki’s worked with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. This material was donated by the children of Dr. Suzuki. The images are good condition although there is some evidence of vinegar syndrome. Most of the slides are Kodachrome with rich color and very sharp images depicting rural, tourist and work related scenes. A few slides are an off-brand of film, which account for the vinegar syndrome. See more at MS 196.

Comments

The Suzuki-Moore family requested that all slides be scanned and a copy of the scans given to the family. Digital copies of collection were delivered to the family. The Suzuki-Moore family (Sara, Megan, Daniel, and Katherine (Suzuki) Moore) officially donated this material on May 21, 2015.

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