Kurumaisu no me: Suji jisutorofī-shō no kodomo no shibun to shashin-shū. 1971
[Photobook] [Muscular Dystrophy] Kurumaisu no me: Suji jisutorofī-shō no kodomo no shibun to shashin-shū [Photographs and poems by children with Muscular Dystrophy]. Tokyo: Nishitaga Hospital Association, 1971. 8vo,  pp.; illus. throughout from b/w photographs, most full- or double-page spreads; stapled illustrated wrapper, detached, else very good.
The book offers an uncomfortable look inside a Japanese MD sanitarium from the perspective of patients for whom “the camera is already heavy.” These closed wards were often the only long-term treatment option before educational integration and financial support for home care were legally required in the 1990s.
Including short contributor bios and an introduction by the novelist Tsutomu Minakami. OCLC records one copy at the National Diet Library.