Society News Archive

26 February 2000

Three Japanese medical doctors have been sent to Bangkok, Thailand to assist in the medical treatment of the victims of the radiation accident in Samutprakarn province near Bangkok, according to Dr. Shigenobu Nagataki, Chair, Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), Hiroshima, Japan. The physicians left Narita Airport, Japan, early on 26 February for Bangkok.

Dr. Nagataki, a member of the Health Physics Society (HPS) and the HPS 1999 G. William Morgan Lecturer, told HPS website Editor Gen Roessler on 26 February, "It is our great pleasure to be able to assist them by using our knowledge as the country that received atomic bomb radiation. The members selected were according to the request from IAEA. They are:
  1. Gen Suzuki, MD (Radiation Medicine, Hematologist),
    Chief, Department of Clinical Studies,
    Radiation Effect Research Foundation,
    5-2, Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima;
  2. Minako Ohtani, M.D. (Emergency Medicine, Burn),
    Professor of Emergency Medicine,
    Hiroshima University School of Medicine,
    1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hirosihma 734; and
  3. Sakae Tanosaki, MD (Hematologist),
    Division of Radiation Health,
    National Institute of Radiological Sciences,
    4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku Chiba 263-8555, Japan."