[ RadSafe ] Crawford F Sams and radiophobia

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Tue Apr 26 14:32:29 CDT 2011


I cannot confirm, I cannot deny and I have no information about this inhuman
point of view. Wasn't it enough that tens- or hundred-thousands of civilians
died??? I remember (from literature of course and from a private visit to
Nagasaki), that the effects of the Nagasaki bomb was "disappointing",
because of the orographic situation. 

I am not going to check out details about the bomb warfare over Europe, but
what I remember is that the death toll from allied air raids over Europe was
by far higher than the one attributable to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Dresden"
seems to have been forgotten. - Refrain from any political comments!!! - 

Is this comment intended to belittle again the Japanese bombings? It has
happened quite often on the US dominated RADSAFE. 

My personal opinion is that the devastation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki should
have been enough to convince US military of the effects and the thousands of
further nuclear tests, very well documented. 

So what? What is your agenda? The agenda of a US Army General, whose army
caused the nuclear disasters in Japan and who restored health care is at
least questionable. 

Please flame me if you US hardlines like to. 

Best regards,

Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
MinRat i.R.
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Wien/Vienna

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] Im Auftrag von Theo Richel
Gesendet: Dienstag, 26. April 2011 18:36
An: Jerry Cohen; The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics)
Betreff: [ RadSafe ] Crawford F Sams and radiophobia

Crawford F Sams was a US Army General and doctor who set up/restored
Japanes health care after the dropping of the atomic bomb. He claims
that the 'performance' of the bomb was disappointing, but that the US
government needed a new deterrent (the war had shown that the former
deterrent air-warfare had failed) and this became the bomb/radiation. Th
effects of the bomb had to be presented as large as possible, thus was
the order the General got from Washington. He complied because
understood why the US chose this policy, but warned that it could
backfire, 'Do not believe your own propaganda' he warned. On the net he
has a long transcript of an interview here:
http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/oral/transcripts/sams.html and I have an
article from the 50-ies from hios hand that both clearly suggest that
the current radiophobia was largely government instigated.

Is there anybody here that can confirm or deny this or has more


Theo Richel
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