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Pandemics, Past and Present: Influenza, COVID-19, Military Hospital Ships in Japan

Photo of 1930s Underwood typewriter next to a candle

By Sumiko Otsubo, Metropolitan State University Abstract During the Siberian Intervention, the Japanese Army decided not to adopt hospital ships (病院船) but to rely on patient ships (患者船) when transporting 13,800 troops back to Japan and when the fall wave of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was at its worst. Is it a valuable lesson for the current hospital ship legislative debate

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