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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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.
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.
Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-8-12)
vh Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-8-12)
Being present for father's death at Jerome, Arkansas, concentration camp; description of father's interests, values

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection ...

Arnold T. Maeda Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1003-5-10)
vh Arnold T. Maeda Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1003-5-10)
Working as an orderly in camp's hospital

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