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In November 1946, President Harry S. Truman issued a directive authorizing the NAS-NRC to undertake the long-term study of the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Just prior to Truman's directive, a five-man commission, operating under the auspices of the National Research Council's Division of Medical Sciences and calling itself the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, had been sent to Japan to conduct a preliminary survey of the situation. See more at

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ABCC Collections, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, reprints, ephemera (general object genre)


The ABCC-RERF records is an artificial collection and contains ABCC and RERF reprints, papers, email publications, and ephemera from 1948 to 2011. See more at IC 085.


This is an artificial collection created by the archivist of the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center. This material has been gathered from a variety sources within the archive and a continuing influx of materials emailed from RERF or donated by patrons.



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