Essondale Patient File for Hiroshi Yamada


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Essondale Patient File for Hiroshi Yamada


Title Proper 93-5683 BOX 0403 FILE 67122
Date(s) 1963
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
Hiroshi Yamada was admitted to Essondale on 9 March 1963. His mental health diagnosis was schizophrenic reaction and prone to seizures. He died at Essondale on 10 November 1964 from perforation of jejunum at age 45. He was born on Bowen Island in British Columbia but his family was relocated to Vernon during the war. During this period, Yamada was first admitted to Essondale on 13 April 1942; he suffered a “breakdown” in 1943 and was discharged in 1944.
Name of creator
British Columbia. Mental Health Services created this archive which were transferred to the BC Archives from 1987 to 2000.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Essondale Patient File for Hiroshi Yamada
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