BACKGROUND: On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped by American B-29 bomber (the Enola Gay) right above Hiroshima, Japan. Approximately 80,000 people were killed immediately, and of those survivors, 60,000 died of injuries and radiation exposure by 1950.
The bomb vaporized clothes off of people, leaving them completely naked. The main medical treatments were burns and broken bones. Doctors found that the uninjured survivors suffered from a mystery illness caused from radiation sickness. Their symptoms were spots from head to toe, fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea.