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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Thank you letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-9)
doc Thank you letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-9)
Thank you for previous shipment. Would like to order mugwort and have it directly shipped to Poston.
Correspondence regarding advertising in the Manzanar Free Press (ddr-densho-319-408)
doc Correspondence regarding advertising in the Manzanar Free Press (ddr-densho-319-408)
Letter sent from the Manzanar Free Press discussing the possibility of T.K. Phrarmacy advertising in the newspaper. They note that prescriptions are hard to come by in the camps.
Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-28)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-28)
Request for mugwort from Ibuki Yama, Koshu and Wakanoura stomach medicine. Please send COD.
Correspondence regarding advertising in the Manzanar Free Press (ddr-densho-319-412)
doc Correspondence regarding advertising in the Manzanar Free Press (ddr-densho-319-412)
Letter acknowledging T.K. Pharmacy's difficulty in receiving Japanese medicine and their inability to advertise in the Manzanar Free Press.
Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-27)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-319-27)
Basic translation: Request for mogusa [mugwort].Sent inquiry for mugwort but have not heard back from you. My sick friend is waiting, and I would like to know if you have any in stock. Please let me know.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Rose Tani (ddr-densho-356-354)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Rose Tani (ddr-densho-356-354)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Rose Tani that provides condolences for the death of Kanetaro Domoto (Yuriko's father). Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Report of Patients in Isolation Ward (ddr-densho-356-881)
doc Report of Patients in Isolation Ward (ddr-densho-356-881)
Report of patients in Amache Hospital to determine if financial assistance is needed. Document has been redacted to protect individual's personal health information.
Letters requesting assistance from Denver WRA (ddr-densho-356-882)
doc Letters requesting assistance from Denver WRA (ddr-densho-356-882)
Letter from Sara A. Brown, Associate Counselor to Granada Project Director James G. Lindley asking he send the attached letter to the Denver WRA office to ask their assistance in future cases where an individual is hospitalized in Denver and then released and returned to Amache. The attached letter is included and addressed from James G. …
Results of Discussion Regarding Mutual Problems of Medical Social Worker and Public Welfare Section (ddr-densho-356-928)
doc Results of Discussion Regarding Mutual Problems of Medical Social Worker and Public Welfare Section (ddr-densho-356-928)
An outline of issues discussed at a meeting between Medical Social Workers, Public Health Nurses, and Public Welfare. Topics covered proper protocol to transfer various kinds of cases between departments.
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