This black & white television show "The March of Medicine" dates to 1955. This episode is about the effects of radiation on those who survived the Hiroshima bomb.
Opening: A bomb survivor from Hiroshima, Japan talks about her experience while holding a baby on her back. Opening titles: Smith, Kline & French Laboratories And the American Medical Association present THE MARCH OF MEDICINE, TEN YEARS AFTER HIROSHIMA (:06-1:03). The Host Ben Grauer speaks from the Family/Doctor meeting in Los Angeles. Doctors in the audience are shown. Grauer points to a map of Japan, specifically Hiroshima (1:04-2:15). Rubble after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945 at 8:15a.m. Bombed out buildings, destroyed trees. People getting medical attention. A doctor works on a burn victim. Another gets a bandage wrapped around their head. The new Hiroshima, modern day. Railroad station. City of Hiroshima: buildings, people, cars, stores. The hypocenter where the bomb was dropped, a building on its spot. Tourists shop. Fruits and vegetables are for sale. Doctors, both American and Japan study the effects of Radiation at the U.S. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), the exterior of the building (2:16-5:37). The director speaks, Dr. Robert H. Holmes. He points to a map that shows where people are in relation to the epicenter of the explosion. He looks out of his window at the city below. A hand types on a machine. A woman uses a file cabinet (5:38-7:36). An investigator gets on a bike and winds down the hill towards the city to find someone to come up to the hill and be studied for half a day. The investigator talks with a woman in an antique shop and then speaks to a man who describes what he saw on August 6, 1945. Weeks later, the man is picked up and brought to be studied during an examination. The study is to see if the man has been affected by radiation. A doctor starts the examination. An eye test. A blood sample. Bacteriology sign, followed by Hematology, Parasitology. A doctor talks with associates. X-rays are read by another. The doctors talk to the man and he is okay, no latent affects. Children play in the doctors office (7:37-11:32). A doctor examines a child. A Pathologist studies a tissue sample. Dr. Robert H. Holmes mentions that leukemia is present in some people. Cataracts are also present. Close up on an eye.A child is having tests performed on him by a nurse while his mother holds him. (11:33-16:04). A Japanese family poses for a portrait. Holmes looks out over the city of Hiroshima (16:05-18:12). Cars pull out of a lot and drive. They pass the remnants of a building at the epicenter. They pass a memorial hall and a schoolyard where children play and sing (18:13-19:26). Hiroshima on the globe. The globe turns to Los Angeles. Mr. Francis Boyer speaks about the effects of Hiroshima, he sits next to the globe (19:27-21:08). Argonne National Laboratory is a science and engineering research national laboratory operated by the University of Chicago Argonne LLC for the United States Department of Energy located in Lemont, Illinois, outside Chicago. In a nuclear reactor, an experiment is performed with mice. Chickens. A woman grabs a chicken. The effects of radiation are studied on a bat. Grasshoppers studied as well. Dr. Harvey Pat studies frogs. Dr. Leon Jacobsen studies mice and bone marrow. He subjects the mice to radiation (21:09-23:21). Jacobsen speaks with a colleague. Boston, MA at the Children's Cancer Research Foundation, the study of children with leukemia. Research staff. They use a centrifuge to isolate platelets. A sick child (23:22-24:29). Host Ben Grauer speaks. He brings out Dr. Stanford Warren from UCLA. The two of them speak on the stage. They walk across a map that has the epicenter and the outer regions. He wraps up the show with a closing thought (24:30-27:51). End credits (27:52-28:31).
Benjamin Franklin Grauer (June 2, 1908 – May 31, 1977) was a US radio and TV personality, following a career during the 1920s as a child actor in films and on Broadway. He began his career as a child in David Warfield's production of The Return of Peter Grimm. Among his early credits were roles in films directed by D.W. Griffith.
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