By Fr. Paul Glynn
On August nine, 1945, an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, killing tens of millions of individuals within the blink of a watch, whereas fatally injuring and poisoning hundreds of thousands extra. one of the survivors used to be Takashi Nagai, a pioneer in radiology examine and a convert to the Catholic religion. residing within the rubble of the ruined urban and struggling with leukemia because of over-exposure to radiation, Nagai lived out the rest of his extraordinary lifestyles through bringing actual and religious therapeutic to his war-weary humans.
A music for Nagasaki tells the relocating tale of this impressive guy, starting along with his boyhood and the heroic stories and stoic virtues of his family’s Shinto faith. It finds the inspiring tale of Nagai’s extraordinary religious trip from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. combined with fascinating information about eastern heritage and tradition, the biography lines Nagai’s non secular quest as he studied medication at Nagasaki college, served as a medic with the japanese military in the course of its career of Manchuria, and lower back to Nagasaki to devote himself to the technological know-how of radiology. The ancient Catholic district of the town, the place Nagai grew to become a Catholic and started a kin, was once flooring 0 for the atomic bomb.
After the bomb catastrophe that killed hundreds of thousands, together with Nagai’s loved spouse, Nagai, then Dean of Radiology at Nagasaki college, threw himself into provider to the numerous sufferers of the bomb explosion, although it intended lethal publicity to the radiation which ultimately could reason his personal demise. whereas death, he additionally wrote strong books that turned best-sellers in Japan. those incorporated The Bells of Nagasaki, which resonated deeply with the japanese humans of their nice anguish because it explores the Christian message of affection and forgiveness. Nagai grew to become a hugely respected guy and is taken into account a saint through many eastern people.
Read or Download A Song For Nagasaki PDF
Best medical biographies & memoirs books
A newly certified health care provider, Lee Jong-wook, bargains his providers treating leprosy sufferers at St Lazarus Village open air his domestic city, Seoul. the following he reveals either path for his destiny paintings and his spouse, like himself a volunteer. Desmond Avery describes Lee Jong-wook’s overseas adventures from Korea to Hawaii as a postdoctoral scholar, then to American Samoa as an emergency room clinician, and to Fiji as a global future health association clinical officer for leprosy.
After operating all day on the LDS medical institution in Salt Lake urban, twenty-one-year-old Laurine Ekstrom may go back domestic to discover that her mom and dad had rearranged the furnishings back to deal with Rulon Allred, a homeopath, who used their domestic to help girls in giving delivery. Charismatic and unconventional, Allred used to be additionally president and prophet of the Mormon fundamentalist Church often called the Apostolic United Brethren.
Even supposing Florence Nightingale is known as a nurse, her lifetime’s writing on nursing is scarcely recognized within the occupation. Nursing professors are likely to “look to the long run, to not the past,” and infrequently forget about her or depend on defective secondary assets. Nightingale’s paintings on nursing is now to be had to students and normal readers alike in the course of the book of volumes 12 and thirteen within the amassed Works of Florence Nightingale.
Half biography, half clinical historical past, and half research of Jewish lifestyles in turn-of-the-century the United States, Jeanne Abrams's ebook tells the tale of Dr. Charles David Spivak - a Jewish immigrant from Russia who turned one of many leaders of the yank Tuberculosis circulation. Born in Russia in 1861, Spivak immigrated to the us in 1882 and got his scientific measure from Philadelphia's Jefferson scientific collage by way of 1890.
Extra info for A Song For Nagasaki
A Song For Nagasaki by Fr. Paul Glynn