Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: thermonuclear war

  • Making radiation visible: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Godzilla

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden “The theme of the film, from the beginning, was the terror of the bomb.”1– Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer of Gojira (Godzilla) The Third Reich surrendered to the Allies in early May 1945. This did not yet end World War Two, as the forces of Imperial Japan still occupied much of Asia and the…