Accession Number : AD0653922

Title :   ANALYSIS OF JAPANESE NUCLEAR CASUALTY DATA

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DIKEWOOD ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Davis, L. W. ; Baker, William L. ; Summers, Donald L.

PDF Url : AD0653922

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 323

Abstract : The report summarizes the results of a detailed data reduction and casualty study made on over 35,000 persons who were subjected to the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Both graphical and tabular presentations are made of pertinent data to show that an excellent base exists for more reliable conclusions of a wider variety than have heretofore been available. Total mortality and total injury curves are given as well as injury curves by type (blast, thermal, and initial nuclear) for thirteen shielding categories, which includes a breakdown of seismic reinforced-concrete buildings by floor divisions. Further breakdowns of the blast and thermal injuries are also given here, but considerably greater detail will be presented in a follow- on effort directed towards predicting the medical load following a high-yield nuclear attack on the United States. The free-field weapons effects are presented for both Japanese cities to allow the association of a given effects level with a particular percent mortality or injury.

Descriptors :   *CASUALTIES, *JAPAN, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, STRUCTURES, CONCRETE, POPULATION, NUCLEAR RADIATION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, SHIELDING, TABLES(DATA), MAPS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, MORTALITY RATE, THERMAL RADIATION, URBAN AREAS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, DAMAGE, WEAPONS, CODING

Subject Categories : Weapons Effects(biological)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE