The Achievements of Dr. Takashi Nagai

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Takashi Nagai, an assistant professor at the Nagasaki Medical College, was exposed to the atomic bomb explosion in the college hospital. In spite of his own serious injury, he immediately began selfless efforts to assist the victims and to launch studies concerning atomic bomb disease. His efforts later shifted from medical concerns to the restoration of the city and culture of Nagasaki and to the realization of world peace. Dr. Nagai had been suffering from leukemia from before the atomic bombing, but even when his condition deteriorated he continued his research and writing from his sickbed. He died six years after the atomic bombing, but his achievements tell of his great aspiration for peace.

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