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The Last Epidemic: Medical Consequences of Nuclear War shows
and describes both the large megaton and small test bombs.
Leading scientific and medical authorities describe the drastic damage
in simple language. The video illustrates the concepts with stunning visuals
showing the power of the small nuclear bombs blowing over
freight trains and concrete buildings at the test sites in the Nevada
desert, and the results of the small bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The video is introduced by Peter G. Joseph, M.D., President of the San
Francisco Chapter of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, followed
by Howard H. Hiatt, M.D., D.Sc. Dean of Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Hiatt characterizes the nuclear arms race and its potentiality for
Armageddon as the last epidemic our civilization will know.
H. Jack Geiger, M.D., Arthur C. Logan Professor of Community
Medicine, describes the effects of a one megaton explosion over
San Francisco. He describes the instant vaporization of all people
within 11 miles of the explosion, and the burns, crushing injuries,
penetrating wounds, blindness and deafness that would reach far
beyond that radius. Photographs of Hiroshima victims overlay his
presentation. He ends by urging the audience to become politically
active and work to prevent this possibility.
Kosta Tsipis, Ph.D, Assoc. Dir. of Program in Science
and Technology for Intl. Security at MIT, describes in detail the
effects of a 1 megaton explosion over New York state. He points
out that the resulting fallout would seriously compromise the ozone
later, leading to widespread blindness and death of animals and
Gene R. LaRoque, Rear Admiral U.S. Navy (Retired), reports
on the widespread use of nuclear arms on our navy ships, our air
force, and in the army and how the nuclear weapons might be used.
Herbert Scoville, Jr. Ph.D., Former Deputy Director for
Research, CIA, and Marvin Goldberger, Ph.D., President of California
Institute of Technology emphasize the number of mistaken computer
warnings of nuclear attack which have already occurred, and which
almost started an all-out nuclear war.
Helen Caldicott , M.D., National President of Physicians
for Social Responsiblity in 1981 describes this as the ultimate
medical and religious issue of our time.
Documentary footage of the results of the attack on Hiroshima and nuclear
tests in Nevada illustrate the points made by the conference presenters.
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