Project Two - Research Plan and Introduction.docx - Those who have read about American history are acquainted with the Japanese army attacking the US

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Those who have read about American history are acquainted with the Japanese army attacking the US naval base located at Pearl Harbor on December 7 th , 1941. The Americans were attacked fully unaware, without any warning by Japan. This resulted in the loss of lives of 2,402 Americans and left around 1282 people injured. The United States’ response to this attack happened on August 6 th , 1945 when, without warning, the United States Air Force dropped the first atomic bomb in history on Hiroshima, a Japanese city. The bombing took place towards the end of World War II, and was the first of two atomic bomb attacks on Japan that lead the Japanese surrender and the eventual end of World War II. Although there were many lasting effects citizens suffered from by the dropping of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and its subsequent fallout, scientists have taken the information learned and applied it to nuclear medicine. A primary source used that was extremely helpful for research purposes is entitled “The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” within the Historical Documents and Reports link. Chapter 18 focuses on the characteristics to the injuries to the people within these two cities bombed. These injuries include things such as flash burns, either from the radiation from the heat or from fires started by the explosions. There were also mechanical injuries from the collapse of
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