U.S. Navy Nurses rescued from Los Banos, speaking with Admiral Kinkaid. Chief Nurse Laura Cobb is pictured to the immediate left of Admiral Kinkaid, smoking a cigarette; Nurse Dorothy Still Danner is seated at far left. Known as the “Sacred Eleven”, these 11 Navy nurses spent three years in captivity at the Japanese internment camp at Los Banos, where they created a makeshift hospital and treated civilian prisoners, including children afflicted with measles, chicken pox, and diphtheria. They worked 12-hour shifts and treated as many as 200 patients a day for diseases such as beriberi, dysentery, and tuberculosis.
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