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  • circa 1967-1970 (creation)


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Cartoon of Dr. Akio Awa conducting research involving karyotyping. Joke spoiler: He appears to be 'working his fingers to the bone' where he is seen accidentally snipping his fingers off with a pair of scissors.

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Creative Commons License 4.0, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. CC BY-NC-ND. Images are to be used for educational purposes only, and are not to be reproduced without permission from The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center.

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  • English

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According to Dr. Howard Hamilton, when Dr. Hamilton was the Chief of Clinical Laboratories Dr. Akio Awa was the assistant to the Chief and head of the Chromosome Section. Dr. Awa and Dr. Hamilton would sit next to each other during many of these staff meetings, and Dr. Awa would create these ‘doodles.’ Dr. Awa would leave his cartoons behind, and Dr. Hamilton reported collecting them afterwards. The ‘originals’ or those that represent the ‘Ur-text’ are found in folder 1, and these were donated in 2002 by Dr. Hamilton. The additional folders 2-4 were donated before 2002, and the cartoons in these folders were called copies to the originals by Dr. Hamilton.

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MS066 Howard B. Hamilton, MD papers, Series 6

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Cartoon created at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission research center in Hiroshima, Japan between 1967-1970

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