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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Japanese American in hospital ward (ddr-densho-151-421)
img Japanese American in hospital ward (ddr-densho-151-421)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Women's ward in the temporary barracks hospital at this War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. The new hospital with accommodations for 250 beds is almost ready for occupancy.
Women's hospital ward (ddr-densho-151-419)
img Women's hospital ward (ddr-densho-151-419)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Women's ward in the temporary barracks hospital at this War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. The new hospital with accommodations for 250 beds is almost ready for occupancy.
Japanese Americans waiting for doctor (ddr-densho-151-423)
img Japanese Americans waiting for doctor (ddr-densho-151-423)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees waiting their turn to be called by the nurse at the medical clinic at this War Relocation center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese American doctor (ddr-densho-151-424)
img Japanese American doctor (ddr-densho-151-424)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Doctor James Goto, Medical Director of Japanese ancestry is in charge of all medical work at this War Relocation Authority center. He has had six years of experience as House Surgeon in the Los Angeles General Hospital, prior to evacuation.
Dental clinic (ddr-densho-151-420)
img Dental clinic (ddr-densho-151-420)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. The dental clinic in its temporary quarters at this War Relocation Authority center cares for an average of 100 evacuees daily.
Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-422)
img Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-422)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Doctor Takahashi, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, lances sty on very young patient in the medical clinic at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-417)
img Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-417)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Making an examination of an evacuee patient are Doctor Takahashi, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, and his wife who is his assistant. They are evacuees of Japanese ancestry from Los Angeles now spending the duration at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Pregnant Japanese American visiting doctor (ddr-densho-151-418)
img Pregnant Japanese American visiting doctor (ddr-densho-151-418)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Young expectant mother (center) receives check-up from her doctor (left) in the medical clinic, now housed in a temporary building, at this War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Temporary hospital barracks (ddr-densho-151-70)
img Temporary hospital barracks (ddr-densho-151-70)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Emergency hospital housed in temporary quarters at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancesrty. The modern new hospital is almost ready for occupancy as shown in Photo C-851.
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Eijiro Suzuki (ddr-densho-223-62)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Eijiro Suzuki (ddr-densho-223-62)
A letter thanking Henrietta Schoen for her care while Eijiro Suzuki was in the hospital at Santa Fe.
Men in casual clothing posing with Henrietta Schoen, signed on reverse (ddr-densho-223-51)
img Men in casual clothing posing with Henrietta Schoen, signed on reverse (ddr-densho-223-51)
Caption on reverse: "To Miss. H. Schoen; Yasukichi Yasumura; Toyokichi Okumura; Yasabiro Saiki; Tatsuo Nakaji; Seiyo Yuki; Mantaro Ninomiya; [illegible]; Seijuburo M[?]; Genko Saigusa; Shigeichi Nakamora; Shijiro K[?]; Tom [illegible]; Masatana Mitani; Nakomura Chohochiro; Dr. S Furugachi; Rev. D. Tana; Noboji Tokushiro; [illegible]; Keizo Wadu; Hiroshi Suzoki; Gensaku Koizumi; K. Sakagami; Jamie [illegible]; Kanekichi Takido."
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