1. Excerpt from Hiroshima Diary (). 1. Michihiko Hachiya. 7 August I must have slept soundly because when I opened my eyes a piercing hot sun was . Michihiko Hachiya was a Japanese medical practitioner who survived the Hiroshima bombing in and kept a diary of his experience. He was Director of the. The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his r .

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Quotes from Hiroshima Diary: Hachiya has written in his journal like a true academic, in other words, he has recorded everything as a hirosbima of facts, rather than emotions, as we can see from his account on the unimaginably devastating explosion impact by the atomic bomb at 8. The atomic bombing of hiroshima is part of the reason why today, young readers seek the literature of distopia for understanding. This is, in my estimation, one of those books that everyone should read.

P Una testimonianza preziosa, unica, questa del Dr. En fin, que un testimoniazo. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. From a medical standpoint which is largely what it Diaary is a very difficult book for Americans, I think.

View all 5 comments. It doesn’t point any fingers of guilt, it is simply a journal, written as it happened, by a doctor who happened to be very close to the epicenter of the Hiroshima bomb.

I leaned against the entrance and waited. Si allontanano in direzione dell’ospedale dove lavora. As a result, I found it increasingly difficult to lay this book aside and return to the present day. This book’s the perfect example of my criteria for five-starring something. View all 18 comments.

Michihiko Hachiya

Seriously wounded himself, his home wiped out, his worldly jiroshima destroyed, Dr. A history of devastation and desperation that leaves the reader with the feeling that humans are good by nature despite of the factsand that human beings can do awesome things, and face any situation, with the help of hope and other people.


View all 6 comments. Many died, but many recovered.

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Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. Thois cheered the patients in the hospital up immensely who wanted greater use of nuclear warheads against America. But what we do have in this work is nearly the hypocenter of the blast which killed between 90, people.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Suddenly, a strong flash of light startled me — and then another. Now I don’t feel sorry for Hiroshima either. Hachiya, made the diary to be published inunder the name of Hiroshima Diary.

HIROSHIMA DIARY by Dr. Michihiko Hachiya | Kirkus Reviews

In a few minutes, the radio began to hum and crackle with noisy static. As I said above, this work should not be read for the purposes of sensationalism. Hachiya lived very close to the hospital where he worked. After his injuries healed, Michihiko started making his daily rounds that he would have normally made as a doctor. Refresh and try again.

From a medical standpoint which is largely what it is written init is brilliant and intriguing. Possibly their main regret was that they hadn’t done it first. Through swirling dust I could barely discern a wooden column that had supported one corner of my house. It’s political messa Devastating first-hand account from a doctor of the immediate aftermath of a nuclear bomb. Views Read Edit View history.

Watson aka umberto rated hacjiya liked it Shelves: From a human standpoint, it is devastating and difficult. The goal is avoidance of its use preparation for defense, information on safety, understanding of effects and what to do about them. It’s kind of like the times when in high school, I was asked to write an essay on a noveland found myself rather at a loss or loath to write about it, not because I had nothing to say and to those who know me know that I very rarely am at a loss for words, but that the novel had something so profound to talk about, I felt that it would serve and memorialize the work better by having others in the class talk about it.


Wells, who in consultation with Dr. He then spent the next several months, a doctor, at the local hospital, triaging folks who diaey their shock from 3rd degree burns and the beginnings of radiation poisoning might have welcomed Voldemart or Peeta as a benevolent alternative.

Paperbackpages. A part of history we shouldn’t forget, and must never repeat, told from within by the Director of a Hospital where many of the survivors later died due to the yet unknown effects of nuclear radiation. While following his eyes, do we in some hitoshima follow our own inner eye at ourselves. Jan 21, Indi Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an emotional as well as an intellectual experience, and should go far towards emphasizing the changed “”climate of opinion”” in which we now view the use of nuclear weapons in offensive warfare.

Pero al final la cosa, Dios me perdone, se hace un poco latosa. Preview — Hiroshima Diary by Hirishima Hachiya. Therefore I can’t rag too much on this book.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The staff and patients at the hospital call the atomic bomb that hit their city “pikadon”.