UCSF gives WWII-era Japanese students honorary degrees


Among them was Napa resident Edith Oto, who coincidentally also is celebrating her 90th birthday on the same day.

She was a nursing student in 1942, when her family was sent to an internment camp.

Even without a degree, she became the camp's nurse, then later earned her degree and spent a career in nursing.

Only eight students in the 1942 class are still living.

Four, including Edith, attended the day's ceremony.

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