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Explains how the Special Manhattan Engineer District Investigating Group was created to “secure scientific, technical and medical intelligence in the atomic bomb field from within Japan as soon as possible after the cessation of hostilities.” (Major General Leslie R. Groves, August 11th, 1945. Dispatched message from Groves to Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell.)Has information on the short-term effects from radiation exposure that the people of Hiroshima experienced after the bombing 2.)Atomic Archive. (2015). Historical documents and reports. Retrieved from THESIS: Examines the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption. WHY: The OTA recommended that a more thorough and comprehensive study of the effects of nuclear war be undertaken.This report gives an understanding of how the people were affected economically after the bombing, due to structural damage, as well as physical health. Also, how society is affected after a nuclear war.