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The Disease of Despair

John K. Stutterheim

in The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823231508
eISBN:
9780823250745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter opens with the author's description of a doctor nicknamed the Toke, or “gecko,” a nickname given to him as a result of his strange voice stemming from cancer of the throat. The author and ... More


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