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 (151)

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Medical care in camp

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Kay Matsuoka Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-48-22)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-48-22)
Husband's tuberculosis in camp: quarantined in an abandoned post office
Kay Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-48-23)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-48-23)
Husband contracts tuberculosis, ostracized by rest of camp
Japanese Americans waiting for doctor (ddr-densho-151-423)
img Japanese Americans waiting for doctor (ddr-densho-151-423)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees waiting their turn to be called by the nurse at the medical clinic at this War Relocation center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Temporary hospital barracks (ddr-densho-151-70)
img Temporary hospital barracks (ddr-densho-151-70)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Emergency hospital housed in temporary quarters at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancesrty. The modern new hospital is almost ready for occupancy as shown in Photo C-851.
Women's hospital ward (ddr-densho-151-419)
img Women's hospital ward (ddr-densho-151-419)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Women's ward in the temporary barracks hospital at this War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. The new hospital with accommodations for 250 beds is almost ready for occupancy.
Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-422)
img Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-422)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Doctor Takahashi, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, lances sty on very young patient in the medical clinic at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese American in hospital ward (ddr-densho-151-421)
img Japanese American in hospital ward (ddr-densho-151-421)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Women's ward in the temporary barracks hospital at this War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. The new hospital with accommodations for 250 beds is almost ready for occupancy.
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 39 (November 23, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-41)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 39 (November 23, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-41)
Selected article titles: "Commencement Tomorrow Evening: 230 Graduating Seniors to Receive Diplomas" (pp. 1, 3-4), "Arrival of 67 Hawaiian Nisei Here Disclosed" (p. 1), and "Nip the Cold 'Bug': Hospital Chief Gives Rules for Prevention" (p. 2).
Dedication of camp hospital (ddr-densho-37-561)
img Dedication of camp hospital (ddr-densho-37-561)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. A young doctor of Japanese parentage, addresses the gathered crowd at dedication ceremonies for the new hospital at the Topaz Relocation Center.
Nurse with patient and others outside barracks (ddr-densho-93-3)
img Nurse with patient and others outside barracks (ddr-densho-93-3)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi and patient Tom Kano. Others: George Nakano, Keiko Kamahara.
Hideo Hoshide Interview I Segment 51 (ddr-densho-1000-184-51)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview I Segment 51 (ddr-densho-1000-184-51)
Wife has to make a difficult health decision while in concentration camp
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Riichi Togawa (ddr-densho-223-65)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Riichi Togawa (ddr-densho-223-65)
A letter telling Henrietta Schoen about adjustment after returning home.
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Eijiro Suzuki (ddr-densho-223-62)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Eijiro Suzuki (ddr-densho-223-62)
A letter thanking Henrietta Schoen for her care while Eijiro Suzuki was in the hospital at Santa Fe.
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