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 (402)

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Photograph of four women posing next to a building with two cars in the background at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-197)
img Photograph of four women posing next to a building with two cars in the background at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-197)
Photograph of four women posing next to a building with two cars in the background at Manzanar incarceration camp. Two of the women are wearing long flowery dresses. An administrative building can be seen in the behind the cars. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0333
Photograph of Dagmar Quarnstrom and the hospital staff aides in front of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-193)
img Photograph of Dagmar Quarnstrom and the hospital staff aides in front of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-193)
Photograph of Dagmar Quarnstrom and the hospital staff aides in front of the Manzanar hospital at the Manzanar incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0329
Photograph of two women an a young child posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley (ddr-csujad-47-135)
img Photograph of two women an a young child posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley (ddr-csujad-47-135)
Photograph of two women an a young child posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley National Park. Incarcerees were transferred to the former Civilian Conservation Camp after the Manzanar Riot for their own protection. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0220
Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-249)
img Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-249)
Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair with a hospital technician at Manzanar incarceration camp. They are posed next to a fire hydrant and in front of a utility pole. The Inyo mountains can be seen in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0394
Photograph of Yone Akite, R.N., posing in front of a tree at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-189)
img Photograph of Yone Akite, R.N., posing in front of a tree at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-189)
Photograph of Yone Akite, R.N., posing in front of a tree at Manzanar incarceration camp. She is in her nurse's uniform. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0325
Photograph of two women an a young child posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley (ddr-csujad-47-136)
img Photograph of two women an a young child posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley (ddr-csujad-47-136)
Photograph of two women an a young child posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley National Park. Incarcerees were transferred to the former Civilian Conservation Camp after the Manzanar Riot for their own protection. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0221
Photograph of the hospital staff aides in front of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-194)
img Photograph of the hospital staff aides in front of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-194)
Photograph of the hospital staff aides in front of the Manzanar hospital at the Manzanar incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0330
Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair with Thelma McBride at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-250)
img Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair with Thelma McBride at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-250)
Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair with Thelma McBride standing next to him at Manzanar incarceration camp. They are standing in front of a stone circle surrounding a fire hydrant and a utility pole with a sign on it, "Hospital Quiet Zone." In the background, the hospital and Inyo Mountains are visible. See this object …
Photograph of eight hospital staff aides standing in front of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-196)
img Photograph of eight hospital staff aides standing in front of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-196)
Photograph of eight hospital staff aides standing in front of the Manzanar hospital at the Manzanar incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0332
Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair with Thelma McBride standing next to him near a pond in Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-251)
img Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair with Thelma McBride standing next to him near a pond in Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-251)
Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair with Thelma McBride squatting down next to him near a pond in Manzanar incarceration camp. A mess hall and barracks are visible in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0396
Photograph of a nurse posing in front of a tree at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-191)
img Photograph of a nurse posing in front of a tree at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-191)
Photograph of a nurse posing in front of a tree at Manzanar incarceration camp. She is wearing her nurse's uniform. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0327
Photograph of Dr. Morse Little and two men at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-242)
img Photograph of Dr. Morse Little and two men at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-242)
Photograph of Dr. Morse Little and two men, one in a wheelchair wearing a striped shirt, at Manzanar incarceration camp. Trees can be seen in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0387
Program from Christmas party for medical staff at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1387)
doc Program from Christmas party for medical staff at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1387)
Program for a Christmas party for the medical staff at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 56. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1389
Department of Health and Physical Education proposed program 1943-1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1734)
doc Department of Health and Physical Education proposed program 1943-1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1734)
Program proposal for the department of Health and Physical Education at Poston incarceration camp. Includes health services, follow up, control and prevention of communicable diseases, development of attitudes and knowledge related to health, and activities and physical education, See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1736
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, October 26, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-484)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, October 26, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-484)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes discussion on Christmas, "evacuee doctors", and camp operations and services. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0486
Training of George K. Kambara, MD (ddr-csujad-55-1985)
doc Training of George K. Kambara, MD (ddr-csujad-55-1985)
Article on George K. Kambara covering his early life in California, education, incarceration, his ophthalmology practice at the Tule Lake incarceration camp, his experience as a doctor in Memphis and Wisconsin, relocation to Los Angeles, and discrimination as a Japanese-American. Published in "Archives of ophthalmology," Vol. 117, September 1999. See this object in the California State …
Report on the present health conditions and medical provisions of the German group at camp Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-55-1396)
doc Report on the present health conditions and medical provisions of the German group at camp Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-55-1396)
Report on health conditions, diseases, and medical provisions for German internees at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 60. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1398
Area on which the hospital was to be constructed, January 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1377)
img Area on which the hospital was to be constructed, January 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1377)
Scrapbook page containing a black and white photograph depicting the plot of land slated for the construction of a hospital at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 48. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities …
Some of our nurses aides and the country to which they returned (ddr-csujad-55-1403)
img Some of our nurses aides and the country to which they returned (ddr-csujad-55-1403)
Black and white portrait photographs of four nurses aides listing which country or state they returned to after leaving the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from capiton. From Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 64. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Minutes from Heart Mountain Community Council special session, January 10, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-510)
doc Minutes from Heart Mountain Community Council special session, January 10, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-510)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting Special Session. Includes discussion on labor, fire, and "evacuee doctors." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0512
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, August 31, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-466)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, August 31, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-466)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes reports on "food problems," "dental problems," recreation, and administrative procedures. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0468
Hospital grounds (ddr-csujad-55-1390)
img Hospital grounds (ddr-csujad-55-1390)
Scrapbook page containing four black and white photographs of the hospital building exterior and grounds at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 59. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1392
Translation of a report to Mr. H. Bruppacher of the Legation of Switzerland, July 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1398)
doc Translation of a report to Mr. H. Bruppacher of the Legation of Switzerland, July 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1398)
Report to Mr. H. Bruppacher of the Legation of Switzerland regarding the state of medical services and health care at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From Mary F. Clark scrapbook, \nBefore I Forget, 1942-1947,; page 60. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting, December 12, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-378)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting, December 12, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-378)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting. Includes discussion on "hospital problems." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0380
Committee report on health and physical education (ddr-csujad-55-1723)
doc Committee report on health and physical education (ddr-csujad-55-1723)
Report on health and physical education at Poston incarceration camp. Covers the objective of health and physical education, school, recreation department, hospital section, and recommendations. Also includes the committee report on school records and reports. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1725
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