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.

Medical care and health issues (260)

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Medical care in camp

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Kay Matsuoka Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-48-24)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-48-24)
Detailing a history of difficult relations with in-laws while husband is ill with tuberculosis
Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-28)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-28)
Request for mugwort from Ibuki Yama, Koshu and Wakanoura stomach medicine. Please send COD.
Sarah Sato Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-81-17)
vh Sarah Sato Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-81-17)
Contracting pneumonia in Jerome concentration camp: description of medical facilities
Fumiko Hayashida Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-15-23)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-15-23)
Health care in Manzanar concentration camp: prenatal, delivery, and newborn care
Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-378-20)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-378-20)
Coping with inadequate medical facilities in camp

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Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-378-16)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-378-16)
Having a child in camp

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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 ...
Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to R. [Raymond] R. Best, Project Director, Kiyotake, February 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-71)
doc Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to R. [Raymond] R. Best, Project Director, Kiyotake, February 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-71)
Memo requesting for release of Abe. Describes the situation of Abe (Joe Kiyotake Abe), who had been in Army custody since the end of December, 1943, and whose wife was hospitalized, leaving their three children without parental care. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0071
School nurse administrating throat swabbing to grade school students at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-4)
img School nurse administrating throat swabbing to grade school students at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-4)
School nurse administrating throat swabbing to grade school students at Granada incarceration camp. December 10, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_004
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.
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).
A nurse in front of the hospital at Gila River (ddr-densho-315-19)
img A nurse in front of the hospital at Gila River (ddr-densho-315-19)
Nurse Lilla Brimhall standing in front of the hospital at Gila River concentration camp.
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