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Absenteeism among survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
  1. J W Meigs,
  2. W J Blot,
  3. S Inoue,
  4. C R Meigs


    Atomic bomb survivors who worked at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima during the years 1968-71 and held handbooks identifying them as survivors took significantly more days of both annual leave and sick leave than did matched and paired control subjects. These differences in leave-taking patterns are considered to be due to behavioural causes as they could not be attributed to radiation dose-response effects.

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