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Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Nagasaki Medical College After Atomic Bombing
Only the reinforced concrete buildings of the Nagasaki Medical College hospital remain standing after the United States dropped its second atomic bomb on August 9, 1945. The hospital was located 800 meters from ground zero of the atomic bomb explosion.
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