Doctor Hida, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bomb at Hiroshima, continues to care for some of the other quarter of a million survivors. Using rarely-seen archival footage, Atomic Wounds shows the existence of ABCC, a laboratory that was set up in 1946 by American scientists on the spot of the disaster to study the effects of the bomb on thousands of survivors. The film shows how the terrible danger of radiation was minimized by successive American administrations in the 50s-70s so that nuclear power could be freely developed, with no concern for public health.