Recalls seeing her father off on a business trip with his surgery nurse

Father became trilingual to practice medicine Typical day for the doctors Discrimination for Nisei doctors Recalls seeing her father off on a business trip with his surgery nurse Finding out about her father's case Making patients feel comfortable by using patient's regional dialects

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I do remember once, before the war started, we went to Union Station down here in L.A. to see him off on a trip to San Jose with his surgery nurse. And they went on the overnight train to San Jose, and she took with her a certain set of surgery tools that she was supposed to hand-carry, and she was responsible for. And she told me about that a few years ago before she died, and I said, "I remember taking you down to the Union Station and wondering, 'How come you're going off with my daddy?'" you know. [Laughs]

Date: September 21, 2009
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda, Martha Nakagawa
Contributed by: Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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