Sadaik Short Reviews: The Japanese Era Rangoon General Hospital

Memoirs are a common genre in Burmese literature in translation, and yet here, we have something unique.  Dr Myint Swe’s memoir of his time at Rangoon General Hospital No.1 is a rare and enjoyable account of wartime Burma under the Japanese occupation from the life of a Burman.

The Japanese Era Rangoon Gen Hospital

Title: The Japanese Era Rangoon Hospital: Memoirs of A Wartime Physician

Author: Dr Myint Swe,

Translator: Zarny Tun

Publisher: Myanmar Book Centre

(Sadaik Shorts is a series of very short reviews of fiction and non-fiction from Myanmar writers in English)