Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Journal 7- Devon

The character that has been most interesting for me so far is Dr. Sasaki. He went to work as soon as he could to treat all those that were needed. He worked without sleep. I don't know if I would be able to do all that he did for the wounded as well as he did. I feel like other people would have taken more time to treat the wounded.  Dr. Sasaki really is someone that cares about his patients and is really passionate about what he does. " Dr. Sasaki worked without method ,taking those who were nearest to him first , and he noticed soon that the corridor seemed to be getting more and more crowded."( pg 25). That sentence to me shows his dedication to helping  those in need. I learned that sometimes you don't always have time to think. You have to live in the moment. I learned that you don't always have time to think about a situation. If he would have stopped and pondered what he was seeing he might not have been able to help all those that were in need.

I wanted to know more of the long term mental effects that the bombing had on the survivors. I found out that it was hard to determine what was from radiation and what was actually psychological. I learned that many of the people suffered from what would later be known as PTSD ( post traumatic stress disorder). They would retell the stories and become upset. They had feelings of being ashamed and guilt.  They would suffer breakdown. They would worry about the health of their children.  Many of the survivors have went to higher powers trying to figure out the lessons from the bomb.
Damage done by the bomb. 


  1. I completely agree with your comments on Dr. Sasaki. I know I could never stay awake for that long, let alone stay awake working that hard to help people. It really goes to show the drive people have to help other people around them. It also shows the compassion Dr. Sasaki had in his job. I also thought it was interesting to learn about PTSD, and how at the time they did not know what it was.

  2. I think that the mental aftermath of the bombing would be an interesting subject to look in to. Not many people could say they've experienced this world ending power the bomb had, so it would be fascinating to research how it altered the mindset of the people that survived. There had to be an uncountable amount of people that had severe PTSD. Your picture choice helps to highlight the apocalyptic-like destruction survivors must have seen. It literally must have been like the world had ended in the matter of seconds.


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