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Prisoner of War


Presentation

  • We report a case of a man who was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II who presented with a nonhealing ulcer on his right hand 62 years after the initial exposure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study of 328 former U.S. military personnel held as POWs (World War II and Korean and Vietnam Wars) who presented for evaluations at a Veterans Affairs medical center between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2004[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Whenever in the present Convention mention is made of a Protecting Power, such mention applies to substitute organizations in the sense of the present Article.[ohchr.org]
  • The provisions of the present Convention shall be respected by the High Contracting Parties in all circumstances.[icrc.org]
Malnutrition
  • Abstract We set out to test the hypothesis that severe malnutrition and stress experienced by prisoners of war (POWs) are associated with cognitive deficits later in life.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Of these, 12,912 died from disease, malnutrition, overcrowding, or exposure. They were buried in shallow trenches, shoulder to shoulder, in a crude cemetery near the prison. In September 1864, when General William T.[nps.gov]
  • Article Military uniforms and the law of war Photos & videos Questions to ask when designing and planning prisons Family visits: An emotional lifeline (7) Somalia: Achieving and maintaining dignity in detention Madagascar: A double sentence – prison and malnutrition[icrc.org]
  • The deaths of so many Soviet prisoners of war were not caused by violence, but by systematic malnutrition ordered by the High Command of the Armed Forces.[web.archive.org]
  • Some 16,000 British and other Allied prisoners of war and 100,000 Asian slave labourers died of disease, malnutrition, execution and torture building what became known as the Death Railway, a line from Thailand into Burma that Japan needed for its planned[independent.co.uk]
Turkish
  • WWI [ Bearbeiten ] Category:Prisoners of war in World War I Austro-Hungarian POWs in Russia, 1915 Russian POW in Tuchola, 1919 Turkish prisoners, 1915 A wounded female Russian POW who had fought in the frontline, published 1916 German Revolution [ Bearbeiten[commons.wikimedia.org]
  • Scornful British estimates of Turkish fighting capabilities seemed to be amply borne out by events - witness, for example, the timorous surrender of 2,000 Turkish soldiers to a tiny British advance force in the garrison town of Amara in June 1915.[nationalarchives.gov.uk]
  • Rond ee…, Bestanddeelnr 8824.jpg 4,513 3,444;2.5メガバイト Trnopolje Camp.jpg 621 450;60キロバイト Turkish Prisoners (Izmit 1920).jpg 560 354;68キロバイト Turkish prisoners at work in a POW camp Aug 1921.jpg 640 480;135キロバイト TurkishPrisoners.jpg 1,782 1,166;2.04メガバイト[commons.wikimedia.org]
  • Developing a skill for manipulating his fellow inmates and ably assisted by Lieutenant Hill, they manage to dupe both fellow prisoners and their Turkish captors.[thegenealogist.com]
  • […] based on both a nationalistic strand of argumentation to strengthen anti-colonial feeling among South Asian prisoners and to make them renounce Britain, but also on a pan-Islamic strand, subordinated to the concept of jihad, which was proclaimed by the Turkish[encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net]
Weight Loss
  • We divided the POWs into high weight loss ( 35%) and low weight loss groups ([ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Sepsis
  • Clinical manifestations range from skin and soft tissue infection to pneumonia with sepsis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Weight Loss
  • We divided the POWs into high weight loss ( 35%) and low weight loss groups ([ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Diarrhea
  • A great many are terribly afflicted with diarrhea, and scurvy begins to take hold of some”. The nature of the deaths and the reasons for them are a continuing source of controversy.[civilwar.org]
  • As most of the prisoners had diarrhea and dysentery, contracted from the polluted water they drank along the way, human defecations soon covered the whole area, if it was not already so covered by the previous groups.[mansell.com]
Chronic Diarrhea
  • Treasurer during the Lincoln Administration, described the dreadful and horrifying conditions Union soldiers found at Belle Isle: "In a semi-state of nudity...laboring under such diseases as chronic diarrhea, scurvy, frost bites, general debility, caused[civilwar.org]
Choking
  • At 10:45 p.m. on October 15 -- two hours before Göring was to hang -- a guard noticed him put an arm to his face and begin to choke. He had managed to get hold of a capsule of potassium cyanide. Within a few minutes the Nazi warlord was dead.[pbs.org]
Heart Disease
  • Abstract This document affirms as final, without change, an interim final rule that established presumptions of service connection for atherosclerotic heart disease, hypertensive vascular disease, and stroke in former prisoners of war; set forth guidelines[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Hypertension
  • Abstract This document affirms as final, without change, an interim final rule that established presumptions of service connection for atherosclerotic heart disease, hypertensive vascular disease, and stroke in former prisoners of war; set forth guidelines[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Psychiatric Symptoms
  • RESULTS: Although similar in personal backgrounds and in having suffered catastrophic war trauma, the two groups differed in the severity and type of psychiatric symptoms and in the occurrence of psychiatric disorders.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Irritability
  • Lewis, but they do excellent, generally understated work, notably Yaël Abecassis as Nimrode’s painfully devoted wife and Yael Eitan as his daughter, a more casually, and therefore more realistically, irritating character than her counterpart in “Homeland[nytimes.com]
  • Never has he revenged himself on any one by whom he has been injured; nor has any one ever even seen him irritated.[newadvent.org]
Cognitive Disorder
  • Among 15 broad categories of diagnosis, differences were confined to gastrointestinal disorders (POWs 63% vs non-POWs 49%, P .032), musculoskeletal disorders (POWs 76% vs non-POWs 60%, P .011), and cognitive disorders (excluding head injury, dementia,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Cognitive Deficit
  • Abstract We set out to test the hypothesis that severe malnutrition and stress experienced by prisoners of war (POWs) are associated with cognitive deficits later in life.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Ataxia
  • Of the 36 signs in the neurology of aging examination, POWs had a significantly higher proportion of seven extrapyramidal signs and six signs relating to ataxia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Slurred Speech
  • If they asked why the man who answered the phone sounded drunk, we didn't explain the cause of our father's slurred speech. We just carried on.[aljazeera.com]

Treatment

  • , forced labour, medical experimentation, starvation rations, poor medical treatment and cannibalism.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Investigate international codes of conduct for the treatment of captured military personnel.[ushmm.org]
  • Women reported: unequal treatment by opposite gender peers; problems relating to peers, superiors and subordinates; their gender influences assignments; the need to perform to higher standards and the need to work harder to be accepted as equals; ability[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Treaties and Documents Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries By date By topic By State Historical Treaties and Documents By date By topic By State Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.[icrc.org]
  • From this point on the treatment of prisoners generally improved. By the mid-19th century it was clear that a definite body of principles for the treatment of war prisoners was being generally recognized in the Western world.[britannica.com]

Prognosis

  • Alarmed by the prognosis, my mother decided to stop private treatment and return to Lahore's military hospital. In a psychiatric unit there, the doctors set about filling his file with words like Dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.[aljazeera.com]

Prevention

  • The object of capture is to prevent the captured individual from serving the enemy.[duhaime.org]
  • The combat in the Soviet Union, due to its apocalyptic nature, left both sides trying to prevent capture. Soviet and German units cut off from relief would fight to the death.[web.archive.org]
  • The French political philosopher Montesquieu in his L’Esprit des lois (1748; The Spirit of Laws ) wrote that the only right in war that the captor had over a prisoner was to prevent him from doing harm.[britannica.com]

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