Xerox 1482-049 Messages about Atomic Test

Date: July 12, 1945

Subject: World War II

Various messages between Stimson, Harrison and their staff regarding the atomic bomb testing on July 16, 1945.

Messages include things like:

“Operated on this morning. Diagnosis not yet complete but results seem satisfactory and already exceed expectations. Dr. Groves is pleased. He returns tomorrow. I will keep you posted.”

“Doctor has just returned most enthusiastic and confident that the little boy is as husky as his big brother. The light in his eyes discernible from here to high hold and I could have heard his screams from here to my farm.”

“Patient progressing rapidly and will be ready for final operation first good break in August. Complicated preparations for use are proceeding so fast we should know not later than July 25 if any change in plans.”

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