Medicine: Motherhood on Okinawa

The natives of Okinawa are about as nonneurotic as any people in the world. So reported Navy Psychiatrist Lieut. Commander James Clark Moloney, who studied the mental states of Okinawans while the battle smoke still hung heaviest.

In one village Commander Moloney saw 500 natives who had been thoroughly bombed, shot at, and finally driven to live like animals in caves. Some of the maimed had raw wounds alive with maggots. All suffered from malnutrition, skin diseases, lice. Yet of the 500 who had been through a nerve-shattering ordeal that drove many a Jap...

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