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February 17, 1951


Author Affiliations

President, City Medical Association, Hiroshima, Japan.

JAMA. 1951;145(7):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920250060022

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To the Editor:—  On this the fifth anniversary of the tragedy of Hiroshima, we regard as our greatest pleasure an opportunity to send a message to American medical men. We are impressed with and admire greatly American achievements in medicine and wish to express our profound thanks for constant enlightenment.Despite a loss of 60 doctors among 250 members of the Hiroshima City Medical Association in that tragedy and of the loss of all the clinics and the equipment belonging to most of the members, we who survived have overcome all the unfavorable conditions and have rebuilt and reequipped our clinics and are contributing our humble efforts to the preservation of health and sanitation of the citizens. Through that tragedy, we, as medical men, have come to realize, perhaps more than any others, how precious peace and culture are for the welfare of mankind, and we solemnly swear to devote

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