Essondale Patient File for Furuya Issaku


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Essondale Patient File for Furuya Issaku


Title Proper 93-5683 BOX 1292 FILE 22160
Date(s) 1944
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
Furuya Issaku was a widowed logger, aged 72 when he died on 24 July 1956 of bronchopneumonia due to general paresis. Permanent residence was listed as Tashme on registration of death. Diagnosis was Chronic Brain Syndrome associated with central nervous system syphilis - meningoencephaletic with psychotic disorder. Admission note refers to notification of RCMP Cpl R. Davidson, Japanese Registration, E Division. The patient had been treated at Tashme by Dr. H. Shimokura. A letter from Dr Stanley Miller in Tashme to Colonel Arthur, October 26 1944 describes violent behaviour and the process of negotiating his transfer to VGH. His daughter lived in New Denver, Lyalta AB and Streetsville Ontario. No reference to property. File includes reports sent to BCSC. A letter from 1 December 1944 indicates that his daughters were raised in Victoria Oriental Home. One daughter lived with Mr and Mrs Ashby in Victoria and was sent to Hastings Park in 1942, eventually relocated to Montreal. Mr S. Kato, a friend, was allowed to visit once from Tashme. File includes correspondence between hospital and his daughter.
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 Furuya Issaku
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