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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Photograph of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-340)
img Photograph of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-340)
Photograph of the hospital at Manzanar incarceration camp taken from across the street with a vehicle parked in front. The snow-covered Sierra Nevada are visible in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0499
Photograph of Ned and Harry Morioka with two other children posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley (ddr-csujad-47-137)
img Photograph of Ned and Harry Morioka with two other children posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley (ddr-csujad-47-137)
Photograph of Ned and Harry Morioka with two other children posing in front of the infirmary at Cow Creek Camp in Death Valley National Park. Ned and Harry are sitting on the steps and the other two children are in wheelbarrows. Incarcerees were transferred to the former Civilian Conservation Camp after the Manzanar Riot for their …
Photograph of Peter Hondo and Thelma McBride in a park at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-252)
img Photograph of Peter Hondo and Thelma McBride in a park at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-252)
Photograph of Peter Hondo and Thelma McBride in a park at Manzanar incarceration camp with several buildings and a covered water tank in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0397
Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-248)
img Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-248)
Photograph of Peter Hondo in a wheelchair at Manzanar incarceration camp. He is on the lawn outside the hospital, the front steps can be seen in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0393
Photograph of a nurse posing in front of a tree at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-190)
img Photograph of a nurse posing in front of a tree at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-190)
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_0326
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 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 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 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 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
Photograph of a man in a wheelchair in Merritt Park at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-241)
img Photograph of a man in a wheelchair in Merritt Park at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-241)
Photograph of a man in a wheelchair in Pleasure Merritt Park at Manzanar incarceration camp. He is wearing a striped shirt and in front of the pagoda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0386
Letter from children of Kihichi Sakamoto to Project Director [Raymond R. Best], February 14, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-94)
doc Letter from children of Kihichi Sakamoto to Project Director [Raymond R. Best], February 14, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-94)
Letter from three of his children, Tatsuo, Manabu, and Osamu Sakamoto, requests the release of their father, Kihichi Sakamoto, from the Army Stockade, for the sake of their mother's "health and mind" stating that she has been ill since their stay in Heart Mountain the previous year and has suffered a relapse upon her husband's imprisonment …
[Report on Tule Lake disorders] (ddr-csujad-2-64)
doc [Report on Tule Lake disorders] (ddr-csujad-2-64)
A report written from the Community Analysis Section at Camp Granada regarding transfers to Amache Camp from Tule Lake Camp. The report describes the protests at Tule Lake Camp which led to martial law from November, 1943-January 1944. Highlights of the report include protests against the low quality and quantity of food present at Tule Lake …
Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to R. [Raymond] R. Best, Project Director, Kiyotake, February 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-71)
doc Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to R. [Raymond] R. Best, Project Director, Kiyotake, February 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-71)
Memo requesting for release of Abe. Describes the situation of Abe (Joe Kiyotake Abe), who had been in Army custody since the end of December, 1943, and whose wife was hospitalized, leaving their three children without parental care. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0071
Memo from Jack C. Sleath, M. D., Chief Medical Officer, War Relocation Authority, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief, Internal Security, May 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-101)
doc Memo from Jack C. Sleath, M. D., Chief Medical Officer, War Relocation Authority, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief, Internal Security, May 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-101)
Memo regarding Ward X. Discusses need for determining who is responsible for people in custody in the ward, used for "drunkenness, mental illness and violations of the law on various offenses;" of particular concern is responsibility for people who are believed to be mentally ill. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
[Japanese folklore about birth] (ddr-csujad-2-59)
doc [Japanese folklore about birth] (ddr-csujad-2-59)
Report on Japanese folklore and superstitions regarding the birth of a newborn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0059
Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-2)
doc Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-2)
In the second diary he kept in the camp at Tule Lake, Takeharu Inouye recounts his struggles with education and the boredom resulting from few recreational opportunities. Though he participated in several baseball games with his classmates, Takeharu spent the majority of his free time attending the movie showings that occurred daily or weekly throughout the …
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 …
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