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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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 …
[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
Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
doc Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
Oral history interview with Dr. Kikuo H. Taira. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Taira, Dr Kikuo
Mr. and Mrs. Torazo Ouchi (ddr-csujad-8-60)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Torazo Ouchi (ddr-csujad-8-60)
Oral history interview with Torazo and Hanako Ouchi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ouchi, Mr and Mrs Torazo
Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
doc Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Frank Nishio. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NISHIO_FRANK
Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
doc Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
Oral history interview with Michio and June Toshiyuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Toshiyuki, Michio and June
Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
img Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
A photograph of the dentists at the Rivers Community Hospital at the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona. Each of the dentists' names are provided as well as their hometowns. Standing, left to right: Dr. Obo Sakaguchi- Los Angeles, Dr. Kawamura- San Jose, Dr. Kiyoshi Sonoda- Los Angeles, Dr. C. Nishi- San Francisco, Dr. Masao Sugiyama- …
Former Californian Dr. Fugikawa examining a patient (ddr-csujad-14-14)
img Former Californian Dr. Fugikawa examining a patient (ddr-csujad-14-14)
Former Californian Dr. Fugikawa examining a patient, S. Ego, with Jerome incarceration camp hospital's fluoroscope. March 11, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_014
Former California biochemistry student Tom Arase (ddr-csujad-14-15)
img Former California biochemistry student Tom Arase (ddr-csujad-14-15)
Former California biochemistry student Tom Arase performs gastro analysis in hospital laboratory at Jerome incarceration camp March 3, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_015
Clinical demonstration (ddr-csujad-11-197)
img Clinical demonstration (ddr-csujad-11-197)
A photograph documents a clinical demonstration by the dentists of the Rivers Community Hospital at the Gila River incarceration camp, Arizona. From page 78 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_78_002
Four technicians and a blood-test patient in hospital laboratory at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-47)
img Four technicians and a blood-test patient in hospital laboratory at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-47)
Four technicians and a blood-test patient in hospital laboratory at Granada incarceration camp. December 12, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f12
School nurse administrating throat swabbing to grade school students at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-4)
img School nurse administrating throat swabbing to grade school students at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-4)
School nurse administrating throat swabbing to grade school students at Granada incarceration camp. December 10, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_004
Six-year-old Reiko Mastuda, convalescing from serious illness at Jerome incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-16)
img Six-year-old Reiko Mastuda, convalescing from serious illness at Jerome incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-16)
Six-year-old Reiko Matsuda, convalescing from serious illness at Jerome incarceration camp, is looked after by nurse's aid Chiyo Okata. March 11, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_016
Manzanar From Inside Out (ddr-csujad-19-2)
doc Manzanar From Inside Out (ddr-csujad-19-2)
Text of address by Roy Nash, Director of the Manzanar War Relocation Project, given to the Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, on July 31, 1942 for the purpose of "interpret[ing] the actuality of a War Relocation Center housing 10,000 evacuees" in view of perceptions of mistreatment of incarcerees in California. Sections of the speech include …
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 …
Heart Mountain Relocation Project Third Community Council, 24th session (December 1, 1944) (ddr-csujad-45-4)
doc Heart Mountain Relocation Project Third Community Council, 24th session (December 1, 1944) (ddr-csujad-45-4)
The council minutes feature a discussion on recommending the reopening of wards due to the increase of patients needing hospitalization. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMRC_01-01_033
Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, 44th session (June 29, 1945) (ddr-csujad-45-40)
doc Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, 44th session (June 29, 1945) (ddr-csujad-45-40)
The council minutes feature the notice on who is eligible for Pullman. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMRC_01-01_069
Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, 40th session (June 15, 1945) (ddr-csujad-45-35)
doc Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, 40th session (June 15, 1945) (ddr-csujad-45-35)
The council minutes feature the current locations of incarcerees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMRC_01-01_064
Heart Mountain Relocation Project Third Community Council, 16th session (November 8, 1944) (ddr-csujad-45-2)
doc Heart Mountain Relocation Project Third Community Council, 16th session (November 8, 1944) (ddr-csujad-45-2)
The council minutes feature a discussion on the possibility of the West Coast being reopened, difficulties for patients in obtaining timely optometry service, and the current food situation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMRC_01-01_031
Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, 40th session (June 15, 1945) (ddr-csujad-45-34)
doc Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, 40th session (June 15, 1945) (ddr-csujad-45-34)
The council minutes feature the current locations of incarcerees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMRC_01-01_063
Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, 29th session (May 8, 1945) (ddr-csujad-45-28)
doc Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, 29th session (May 8, 1945) (ddr-csujad-45-28)
The council minutes feature a report on the possibility of hospital ward 7 being reopened. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMRC_01-01_057
View of the doctor's court in Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-36-14)
img View of the doctor's court in Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-36-14)
Colored photograph of the doctor's court at the Manzanar incarceration camp. Verso states, "View of the doctor's court in Manzanar hospital." Title from verso. A photo from: Manzanar Photo Album. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: man_01_015_01
Photograph of smiling male hospital staff posing in front of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-198)
img Photograph of smiling male hospital staff posing in front of the Manzanar hospital (ddr-csujad-47-198)
Photograph of smiling male hospital staff posing near the Manzanar hospital at the Manzanar incarceration camp. There is a utility pole behind him and a building with a covered porch. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0334
Photograph of four women standing in front of a U.S. Army ambulance at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-183)
img Photograph of four women standing in front of a U.S. Army ambulance at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-183)
Photograph of four women standing in front of a U.S. Army ambulance at Manzanar incarceration camp. All of the women were employed by the Manzanar hospital. Barracks and other buildings can be seen in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0319
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