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 (281)

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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 of ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-56)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jun 15, 1943. To the left of the postmark “6/21/43” is written in red pencil. In the lower left corner is an upside down "Examined" stamp. The back of the postcard is dated June 14, ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-53)
Yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, in Minidoka. Envelope is postmarked Apr 23, 1943, with “Internee of War/Free Mail” handwritten in the upper right corner. Written in red pencil is "5/4/43." Along the left edge of the envelope is clear tape with the number 389, and on ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-27)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked Sep 1, 1942, with a 6 cent airmail stamp. On the left side of the postcard are two purple stamps; one is an air mail stamp and the second is a "Censored" stamp. On ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-58)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Dentention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jun 22, 1943. In the upper center “6/28-43” is written in red pencil. Inside the envelope was a letter, in the center of the header is an "Examined" stamp. In the letter Teru writes about being apart ...
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.
Camp hospital (ddr-densho-37-37)
img Camp hospital (ddr-densho-37-37)
Original WRA caption: High school students working part time as nurses' aides in the hospital and as orderlies.
Medical examination (ddr-densho-37-627)
img Medical examination (ddr-densho-37-627)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. A former Californian, Doctor Fugikawa, examining a patient, S. Ego, in the center hospital fluroscope.
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.
Hospital building (ddr-densho-37-805)
img Hospital building (ddr-densho-37-805)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. One of the hospital wings showing the heating plant area. One wing is in use and the other is under construction.
Dentist's office (ddr-densho-39-4)
img Dentist's office (ddr-densho-39-4)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a dentist's infirmary at Minidoka internment camp. The dentist is working on a man's teeth while three women (one shows only her hair) are working in the back. (Info from original museum description)
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.
Hospital patient (ddr-densho-93-54)
img Hospital patient (ddr-densho-93-54)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi, Harry Sumida and Michael Yonemetsu [i.e. Yonemitsu] in hosposital [sic] / photograph by Ansel Adams. Harry Sumida rests his hand on an x-ray plate.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (March 21, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-82)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (March 21, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-82)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (March 21, 1943). Envelope is postmarked March 22, 1943 from the Gila River Incarceration Camp in Rivers, Arizona.
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.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (June 26, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-85)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (June 26, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-85)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (June 26, 1942). Envelope is postmarked June 29, 1942 from the Santa Anita Assembly Center in Arcadia, California.
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