Masamichi "Mac" Suzuki was born on October 18, 1918 in Acampo, CA. He received his BA degree from the University of California Berkley and studied medicine at the University of California San Francisco. 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.
Most of the images of Mac Suzuki Photograph Collection were taken in Japan between 1948 and 1952 by Mac Suzuki, MD while he worked with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. This material was donated by the children of Dr. Suzuki.