Aftermath: Japan #3


Original Caption:

Maidens of Hiroshima Look Ahead.

New York -- The Hiroshima Maidens, a group of Japanese girls brought to this country some months ago for plastic surgery to repair the scars inflicted by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, have begun their long medical ordeal at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital. At left is Soyoko Kumatsu, who eats lunch from a tray brought to her by nurse Lona Miller. (1955)

2 comments:

Iconista said...

Lord, this is an oddly macabre little snap!

Peter L. Winkler said...

Having recently been hospitalized, what this photo reveals to me is how the essentials of the hospital environment remain relatively constant even decades later.