Homer Yasui was born in Hood River in 1924 and lived there for seventeen years. He attended the University of Denver and Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Homer married Miyuki Yabe in 1950, and moved to Oregon a year later, where he served three years in a surgical residency at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. In 1954, he joined the U.S. Navy and spent eighteen months at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan. He served another eighteen months in a general surgical residency at the old St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, then opened a general surgical practice in Milwaukie. He retired in 1987.
Newton K. (Uyesugi) Wesley (1917-)
Dr. Newton K. (Uyesugi) Wesley, an optometrist and medical doctor in Oregon, was a pioneer in the development of plastic corneal contact lenses in the 1940s and 1950s. He and his partner, Dr. George Jessen, invented the first plastic contact lenses to successfully treat keratoconus, a mysterious condition that, if …