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Michaito Ichimaru wrote "Nagasaki: August 9, 1945" as an essay to inform the reader of the horrors and destruction caused by an atomic bomb being dropped on a city. He wanted to impart his views, as an eye witness and a doctor of exactly what nuclearwarfare is like for the people who not only die in the war, but the survivors as well. In giving this vivid account of what he saw as a first year medical student who somehow survived the bombing, he hopes to deter or stop others from using this devastating devise ever again.
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