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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Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-14-10)
vh Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-14-10)
Working as a nurse's aide in camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the ...

Kay Matsuoka Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-48-21)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-48-21)
Finding out that husband has contracted tuberculosis in camp
Nobu Suzuki Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-87-1)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-87-1)
Life in Minidoka concentration camp: medical facilities and services

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-138-7)
vh Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-138-7)
Gaining valuable experience working as a male attendant in the camp hospital

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct ...

Nobu Suzuki Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-87-3)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-87-3)
Medical facilities and services in Minidoka

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Thank you letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-9)
doc Thank you letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-9)
Thank you for previous shipment. Would like to order mugwort and have it directly shipped to Poston.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from William Koyama (ddr-one-5-39)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his son William Koyama at Minidoka. Postmarked Oct 7, 1942. In red pencil “Oct. 10, 1942” is written below the postmark. On the front of the envelope is a purple stamp that reads “Censored/Camp Livingston/Interment Camp.” Inside is a letter, dated October 5, 1942 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
doc Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
Oral history interview with Dr. Kikuo H. Taira. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Taira, Dr Kikuo
Clinical demonstration (ddr-csujad-11-197)
img Clinical demonstration (ddr-csujad-11-197)
A photograph documents a clinical demonstration by the dentists of the Rivers Community Hospital at the Gila River incarceration camp, Arizona. From page 78 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_78_002
Four technicians and a blood-test patient in hospital laboratory at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-47)
img Four technicians and a blood-test patient in hospital laboratory at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-47)
Four technicians and a blood-test patient in hospital laboratory at Granada incarceration camp. December 12, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f12
Manzanar From Inside Out (ddr-csujad-19-2)
doc Manzanar From Inside Out (ddr-csujad-19-2)
Text of address by Roy Nash, Director of the Manzanar War Relocation Project, given to the Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, on July 31, 1942 for the purpose of "interpret[ing] the actuality of a War Relocation Center housing 10,000 evacuees" in view of perceptions of mistreatment of incarcerees in California. Sections of the ...
Hospital pharmacy (ddr-densho-15-87)
img Hospital pharmacy (ddr-densho-15-87)
Mr. Izui (left) and a colleague inside the hospital pharmacy.
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.
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