|Parent||Physicians Doubtful Hospitalized Okawa Will be Able to Attend War Trials Again News Article|
|Date||1 July 1946|
|Collection||C.W.J. Phelps Collection|
|Folder||Second Phelps Scrap Book|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Physicians Doubtful Hospitalized Okawa Will be Able to Attend War Trials Again Medical doctors who are treating Dr. Shumei Okawa, one of the 27 defendants at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, believe there is little likelihood of Okawa getting well enough again to attend the war trials, according to Kyodo. Dr. Nishimura, one of the attending physicians, said that he believed Okawa might be able to recover a little within the next two or three months but added: “I doubt whether he could recover completely to be able to attend the International Tribunal again.” Another physician revealed that the doctors have applied malaria treatments on the patient for the past few days and that at present he is so weak from the high fever he has lost his appetite and is confined to his bed. Okawa, who slapped ex-Premier Hideki Tojo on the head during the opening sessions of the Tribunal, was judged mentally deranged and ordered to receive medical treatments. At present he is under medical care at the Tokyo Imperial University hospital.