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 (265)

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Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-1)
doc Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-1)
Takeharu Inouye's first diary documents his family's forced move to the Sacramento Assembly Center, followed by their move to the Tule Lake concentration camp. Since his mother, Miyoe Inouye, was a teacher, thirteen-year-old Takeharu's diary focuses on his classes in the Japanese and American schools at Tule Lake. His struggles with his schoolwork, as well as ...
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.
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Edna Hamamoto (ddr-densho-223-64)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Edna Hamamoto (ddr-densho-223-64)
A letter thanking Henrietta Schoen for her care of Edna Hamamoto's father during his stay in Sante Fe.
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Mrs. Tatsuyo Matsuo (ddr-densho-223-79)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Mrs. Tatsuyo Matsuo (ddr-densho-223-79)
Letter thanking Henrietta Schoen for her care of Sei Fujii and telling her of his travel to Lordsburg.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 3 (January 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-52)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 3 (January 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-52)
Selected article titles: "Center Farm: Tentative Farm Program Approved by WRA Office" (p. 1), "New Library to Feature Books Sent by Japan" (p. 1), and "Safety Council Appointed to Investigate Accidents" (p. 2).
A couple with their son (ddr-densho-298-22)
img A couple with their son (ddr-densho-298-22)
Caption in album: "Henry and Grace with their first-born, Ronald Yuji in the Doctor's Quarters Section of the Base Hospital in Topaz, 1944."
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