Medical care and health issues

Medical and dental facilities were for the most part inadequate, lacking in both equipment and staff. Doctors and nurses were overworked, and treatment was often substandard as well as delayed. Camp inmates recall outbreaks of food poisoning, tuberculosis and dysentery epidemics, and preventable deaths of patients and newborns.

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Medical care and health issues (150)

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Medical care in camp

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Arnold T. Maeda Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1003-5-10)
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Working as an orderly in camp's hospital

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Kay Matsuoka Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-48-24)
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Detailing a history of difficult relations with in-laws while husband is ill with tuberculosis
Sarah Sato Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-81-17)
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Contracting pneumonia in Jerome concentration camp: description of medical facilities
Hospital emergency entrance and ambulance (ddr-densho-37-797)
img Hospital emergency entrance and ambulance (ddr-densho-37-797)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Scene at the emergancy entrance of the Heart Mountain Hospital, as obstetrics case is brought in.
Fumiko Hayashida Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-15-23)
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Health care in Manzanar concentration camp: prenatal, delivery, and newborn care
Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-378-16)
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Having a child in camp

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Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-378-20)
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Coping with inadequate medical facilities in camp

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Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (March 2, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-66)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (March 2, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-66)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (March 2, 1944). Envelope is postmarked March 2, 1944 from the Heart Mountain Incarceration Camp in Cody, Wyoming.
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-12)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 14, 1942. Message on the back dated May 13, 1942. Teru writes to Kei about her and the children getting their first typhoid shots, her new work duties, and the family's enjoyment ...
Kay Matsuoka Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-48-22)
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Husband's tuberculosis in camp: quarantined in an abandoned post office
Kay Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-48-23)
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Husband contracts tuberculosis, ostracized by rest of camp
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