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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Asian Americans at UOMS; Attitudes Towards Japanese Americans; Pearl Harbor; Student Years at UOMS; Biographical Information; Boy Scouts of America; Graduation from UOMS; Education at Willamette University; World War II; Starting a Career; Return to Portland; Bringing Up a Family; Japanese Americans in Portland; Index


Katsumi J. Nakadate, M.D., talks about beginning the first Boy Scout Troop for Nisei boys in Portland. He then discusses his medical education, career, and military service with the 17th Airborne in World War II. Dr. Nakadate was born in Portland, Oregon in 1914. He graduated from Willamette University in 1937 and the University of Oregon Medical School in 1939. He interned at St. Catherine's Hospital in East Chicago, IN and completed his internal medicine residency at Eloise in Wayne County, MI. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Hines VA Hospital in Chicago, IL. He then served with the 17th Airborne in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star in 1945. He practiced anesthesiology at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland from 1956 to 1980.


Transcript of oral history interview with Katsumi J. Nakadate, M.D., conducted on July 15, 2000 by Tadaaki Hiruki, M.D.


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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