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A wonderful recollection of memories from one of the worst moments for mankind 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 In spite of being a hospital's diary about such a terrible matter, the lecture is very entertaining, following the thoughts and investigations carried by all the workers and the few visitors that carried help and support, as well as some news from the rest of the world A history of devastation and desperation that leaves the reader with the feeling that humans are good by nature (despite of the facts), and that human beings can do awesome things, and face any situation, with the help of hope and other people.A mustread for any kind of person. Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician August 6 September 30, 1945 [1955] ★★★★1/2Hiroshima was no longer a city, but a burntover prairie To the east and to the west everything was flattered [Hachiya/Wells, 1955: 8] This book is a diary of a Japanese physician as he recounts his and others' daily movements, thoughts and feelings from the moment a nuclear bomb fell on his city Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945 Often, this is a distressing and heartbreaking account of human suffering and pain as the physician Hachiya tries to make sense of the bewildering symptoms of others: people were dying so fast that I had began to accept death as a matter of course and ceased to respect its awfulness I considered a family lucky if it had not lostthan two of its members [Hachiya/Wells, 1955: 29], writes the doctor When seemingly uninjured people started to develop strange symptoms, such as haemorrhages, and die one by one, Hachiya was one of the first to raise the alarm and point to some radiation sickness This is an important antiwar book about the savagery, meaningless and devastation caused by a war, and especially about the horrific impact of a nuclear bomb, which can persist generations and affect the most innocent (such as the stilltobeborn). #EPUB ⚝ يوميات هيروشيما õ قصة يابانية إنسانية مثيرةو لكنها حقيقية في كل تفاصيلهاإنها قصة القنبلة الذرية بكل دمارها و رعبهاكتبها الدكتور ميشيهيكو هاشيا و هو طبيب ياباني أصيب في الإنفجار الذريثم أصبح أول من عالج الأمراض الناشئة عن التدمير الذري العربية هي اللغة الخامسة عشرة التي ترجمت إليها هذه القصة في مدي سنوات ثلاثهذه القصة دعوة للسلام و الإخاء بين ااشعوب و ثورة على الحرب الذرية المدمرة و دعاتها (two tags that never go together or do they?)This book's the perfect example of my criteria for fivestarring something Not only has it helped me decide that I'm a pacifist (a standpoint I'm still pondering) but the second half of the book is a medical mystery, which I was not expecting at all In 1945 there was very little understanding of radiation poisoning, but Dr Hachiya's friends and coworkers were dying around him from the aftereffects of the bomb Not only did he and his diary survive, but he lived for decades afterwards and Hiroshima, of course, rose from the ashes.Even so, some acts committed by my country shame me, regardless of the ends achieved. The translator, Warner Wells, emphasises his guiding determination to ‘preserve the balance, simplicity, and quality of values Dr Hachiya achieved in his own tongue.” A remarkable sense of proportion, of calm rational observation, has been achieved by both author and translator of this record of a remarkable 56 days Dr Hachiya’s observations are many and various, and are made theinteresting because he doesn’t only concentrate on the side of recording what is of (considerable) medical interest I learnt about the many and various reactions of the Emperor’s subjects to his forced abdication, of fears of rampant currency inflation, of the demoralisation of the Japanese Army Through Dr Hachiya’s disparaging words I gained an insight into the shocking culture of the Japanese Army officer class that had made them the inhuman brutes who tortured and killed so many Allied POWs On the other hand, Dr Hachiya begins his diary each day with a note of the weather: “Another hot day” (14 August 1945.) “Drizzling rain” (2 September 1945) I looked out of the window, and contemplated the constant uncertainty that British weather tests me with Particularly this year; the wettest for a century Dr Hachiya, is not bitter, he does not rage, shout, or condemn As a result, I found it increasingly difficult to lay this book aside and return to the present day Though of a desperate sorrow, the pulse of a quiet, practical, serenity lives within and brings life to the pages of this book I was almost caught off guard when Dr Hachiya wryly confessed personal liberation, almost darkly humourous; when explaining that, “Having lost everything in the fire and being now emptyhanded was not entirely without advantage I experienced a certain lightheartedness I had not known for a long time.”(p.76).For the first time I sense that I have gained something of a deeper understanding of the terrible fear engendered by the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, to a generation to whom the human and economic devastation wreaked by the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was as yet within such unspeakably painfully recent living memory As that living memory dies out in old age, Dr Hachiya’s diary can only become everimportant to humanity: but are we prepared to change the overriding values of our Western societies to lend practical assistance to our fellow man (and woman) with quite the sense of instinctive, practical, knowledgeable, subservient devotion that Dr Hachiya and his fellow medical staff demonstrated? Whether we are farmers, scientists, bankers, public ‘servants’, or whatever, he, and they, are a lasting inspiration to us all. Here is one of those unusual times when I'm not sure how to approach as subject, much less write a book review on It's kind of like the times when in high school, I was asked to write an essay on a novel , and 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 I was so interested in hearing what others had to say about it This would happen to me with the work, 'Of Mice and Men' Likewise, I find it difficult to approach this excellent diary about an event so ingrained still into our imaginations and fears to this day, namely, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, and by extension, the subsequent bombing of Nagasaki, the numerous testing on bigger bombs, the cousin of the atom bomb, the Hydrogen bomb, and the effect on the psyche and culture of the Cold War and beyond 'Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6September 30, 1945', the fifty year edition by the late Michihiko Hachiya, M.D ' Partly because it is in some ways a medical journal into the lives of actual patients, not the least of these is doctor Hachiya himself, and partly because no matter the insight, no matter the testimony about that awful August morning, there is for certain, a desire by me not to sensationalize the suffering and tragedy that is August 6th, 1945 There is also a desire to respect, by keeping in tact, and not extricating text because of the awe and explicable feelings I may have to any one individual's story, but to respect their narrative without interruption But what we do have in this work is nearly the hypocenter of the blast which killed between 90,000166,000 people Dr Hachiya lived very close to the hospital where he worked The Hiroshima Communications Hospital was only about a mile away from the hypocenter, and close enough that his testimony and the variety of the patients, family, workers, and fiends are good enough for us to witness from a focused lens, the devastation, violence, and degradation one bomb had on a community I would strongly urge readers not to pass up the introduction There is a lot of valuable information about the times with which Dr Hachiya found himself in, as well as the attitudes, told without embellishment (as you will find n the work itself) from both sides of the Pacific, as well as the sociopolitical, psychological reevaluation and changes some Japanese, not the least Dr Hachiya himself, had to face It's also important, as mentioned as well in the introduction, of what 'Hiroshima Diary' was not meant for, namely, public consumption This was meant to sometimes be a guide to his rounds and what medical and mental issues his patients had And sometimes to be his own struggles with despair, degradation, and restoration, not only to the benefit to his own person, but like many “hibakusha” (survivors of the atomic bomb), moved as one social and cultural group into a sense of “wholeness” (not to be mistaken for closure, as sadly for many of them and the preceding generation, were not afforded that luxury, but within and without Japan) It is also important to keep in mind that while this work does have a definitive chronology, the work speaksas a tapestry, little patches that work up to the complete picture Like most eyewitness accounts of this kind, one can only expect that The value comes in the real human factor behind Hachiya's writing, not much dissimilar to some of the great works of the Japanese “Inovels”, that style of fiction which emulates a pseudoautobiography with the intent that the details in the narrative are not embellished on, but left as it were, without overdue moralization or narrative speculation, so popular with much of western literature If we seem to seethe with indignity with Dr Hachiya, or disagree with his occasional prejudices, ourselves overcome with an internal “seething” of our own, it is proper, for human conflict and emotions are the balance between civility and hostility, of which war is the worse kind While following his eyes, do we in some way follow our own inner eye at ourselves This is the value such remembrances have to the historical record As I said above, this work should not be read for the purposes of sensationalism We only have to go to our movie theaters today to get million dollar sets to be blown up for the public's new arena addiction This should be read in the way it was intended, as a human account, as apposed to a personal account This is not documentation of the theoretical, it is the face of one man, driven to take care of his patients, deal with his own conflicts, and find a peace within a living hell, an unprecedented hell. This is a very difficult book for Americans, I think 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 Lucky to survive at all, this journal is priceless for the descriptions of what ground zero actually looked like, the symptoms of radiation sickness before anyone knew what that was, exactly The confusion following the bomb From a medical standpoint (which is largely what it is written in), it is brilliant and intriguing From a human standpoint, it is devastating and difficult.This is, in my estimation, one of those books that everyone should read. We've all read John Hersey's 1946 book Hiroshima (What? You haven't? Well, just drop everything and do itnow Yes, it's that good and that valuable.) Now where was I? Oh yes, I was about to ask why, if one has already read Hersey's historically accurate account of the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, one should now read Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya.The answer is that Hachiya's is a firstperson account by one who experienced the bombing and who, despite his own injuries, worked as a medical professional in the ruins of one Hiroshima hospital in the attempt to help other victims Something, however, was very wrong Beyond the burned skin, broken bones, and severe lacerations caused by exploding glass windows and collapsing roofs, patients experienced nausea, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea, and conventional treatment seemed to have no effect The injured died Then things became worse People who had apparently escaped any injury at all began to come into the hospital with subcutaneous hemorrhaging and hair loss, and many of those also died The doctors had never before encountered radiation poisoning.Beyond the medical situation, Dr Hachiya records his challenges with infrastructure breakdown, the dissolution of civil order, and the trauma of having one's social and cultural realities shattered Hachiya's home had vanished, consumed by the flames that followed the pikadon He and so many others had no place to shelter but at the hospital, into which wind and rain poured through twisted, glassless window frames Outside the walls, fires burned, built deliberately to cremate the evergrowing supply of bodies Wind spread the odors throughout the building Human excrement accumulated around the entrances, and outdoor latrines bred relentless armies of flies.The descriptive writing in Hiroshima Diary is effective and indicative of a learned and skillful writer Actually, it indicates a multiplicity of effective writers The effort, obviously, begins with Dr Hachiya himself and is continued by his translators, one a medical doctor and the other a linguist skilled in both Japanese and English Some works may lose meaningful nuances through the act of translation, but not so Hiroshima Diary Simply put, I found it extremely well written, and I felt that I had come to know Dr Hachiya quite well by the end of his diary, and I was sorry when I had to bid him sayōnara.I value this book not so much because it adds to some great literary canon and certainly not because it left me with a happy, upbeat feeling, but because it opened a door to a greater understanding of human response to an almost unimaginable catastrophe There are no “enemies” or “allies” in Hiroshima Diary; there are only people reacting to unprecedented events that destroy their personal worlds and leave them adrift to aid others or to be aided, to help or to hinder, and to survive or to die. The title of Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6September 30, 1945 makes clear the book’s content The Japanese physician, Michihiko Hachiya, is the book’s author He has written in daily diary entries what exactly he experienced and witnessed starting from August 6, 1945 at 8:15 in the morning through the fiftyfive following days Dr Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital This hospital was located a mere 1500 meters from the hypocenter of the bomb Dr Hachiya writes in the fashion of the academic, physician and director that he was A Buddhist and devout Japanese at heart He writes in a straightforward manner He relates what he observed with little emotiondespite the fact that he had lost all his possessions, his house had crumbled, his wife was badly burned, and his own life hung in the balance Beside the deaths, chaos, trauma and physical wounds that occurred at the bomb’s impact, there followed the frightening symptoms of radiation sickness that were at this time not understood Imagine being in his shoes Think about this This book depicts vividly what many in Hiroshima experienced It puts you right there You are given an eyewitness account Despite its straightforwardness, or maybe because of its straightforwardness, the reader is shaken There is an immediacy to the prose Even if the book does not contain new information to those who have read of the bombing of Hiroshima before, it is well worth reading One is struck by how individuals are shaped by the culture and the society to which they belong The Japanese people’s devotion to and adoration of their emperor is hard for a westerner to fully comprehend The book goes a long way in illustrating the depth of their devotion One observes the excuses made and the explanations constructed to hold on to one’s national and cultural beliefs The audiobook is narrated by Robertson Dean The narration I have given four stars It is clear, simple to follow and read at an appropriate speed Reading this book one gets uncomfortably close to the individuals there at the bombing of Hiroshima This is a difficult read but definitely worth the time and effort spent Don’t miss this book.*************************Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6September 30, 1945 by Michihiko Hachiya 4 stars*Hiroshima by John Hersey 3 stars* This book “Hiroshima Diary” is the journal of a Japanese physician, Michihiko Hachiya, M.D., who has witnessed and recorded his plights and descriptions on the aftermath of the first atomic bomb from August 6 September 30, 1945 I think those readers having read a Japanese novel “Black Rain” (Kodansha, 2012) by Masuji Ibuse could not help comparing with it; however, Dr Hachiya has written in his journal like a true academic, in other words, he has recorded everything as a matter of facts, rather than emotions, as we can see from his account on the unimaginably devastating explosion impact by the atomic bomb at 8.15 a.m on August 6, 1945 (): Suddenly, a strong flash of light startled me – and then another So well does one recall little things that I remember vividly how a stone lantern in the garden became brilliantly lit and I debated whether this light was caused by a magnesium flare or sparks from a passing trolley Garden shadows disappeared The view where a moment before all had been so bright and sunny was now dark and hazy Through swirling dust I could barely discern a wooden column that had supported one corner of my house It was leaning crazily and the roof sagged dangerously … (p 1)Unthinkably tinged with a chilling horror beyond words, this is not from any scifi novel but from Dr Hachiya’s unfortunate fate as reflected by his firsthand account in which we should realize and keep in mind since the explosion did not only cause injury and but also radiation sickness which definitely claimed lives, sooner or later, according to its radioactive intensity Nine days later, his entry on August 15 has revealed the scene and how the victims at the Hiroshima Communications Hospital reacted to the historic radio broadcast from the Emperor: Word came to assemble in the office of the Communications Bureau A radio had been set up and when I arrived the room was already crowded I leaned against the entrance and waited In a few minutes, the radio began to hum and crackle with noisy static One could hear an indistinct voice which only now and then came through clearly I caught only one phrase which sounded something like, “Bear the unbearable.” The static ceased and the broadcast was at an end … I had been prepared for the broadcast to tell us to dig in and fight to the end, but this unexpected message left me stunned It had been the Emperor’s voice and he had read the Imperial Proclamation of Surrender! My psychic apparatus stopped working, and my tear glands stopped, too Like others in the room, I had come to attention at the mention of the Emperor’s voice, and for a while we all remained silent and at attention Darkness clouded my eyes, my teeth chattered, and I felt cold sweat running down my back … The ward was quiet and silence reigned for a long time Finally, the silence was broken by the sound of weeping I looked around There was no look of gallantry here, but rather, the faces of all showed expressions of despair and desperation By degree people began to whisper and then to talk in low voices until, out of the blue sky, someone shouted: “How can we lose the war!” Following this outburst, expressions of anger were unleashed “Only a coward would back out now!” “There is a limit to deceiving us!” “I would rather die than be defeated!” … (pp 8182)