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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Alan Ladd, Sue Carroll [Carrol], and Bill Kato [with an injured man] (ddr-csujad-56-313)
img Alan Ladd, Sue Carroll [Carrol], and Bill Kato [with an injured man] (ddr-csujad-56-313)
Two injured men, including Bill Kato, play cards, while Alan Ladd and Sue Carol look on. Taken at Fitzsimmons General Hospital. Handwritten text on back of photo reads, "Taken at Fitz. Gen. on Dec. 12, 1944, including Alan Ladd, Sue Carroll and Bill Kato." The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens …
Hospital pharmacy (ddr-densho-15-87)
img Hospital pharmacy (ddr-densho-15-87)
Mr. Izui (left) and a colleague inside the hospital pharmacy.
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.
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