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The British Ministry of Health some months ago sent to the American Red Cross and released for general circulation a statement regarding the shipment of medical supplies and personnel to Great Britain. This statement from the British Minister of Health follows:
We fully recognize that the American Red Cross holds a predominant position in all matters affecting doctors, nurses, hospitals and medical supplies, both because of the conventions under which it was established, and because of its very widespread organisation. For these reasons the Ministry proposes, in the future, to send all requests for medical and nursing personnel, hospitals and hospital equipment and medical and surgical equipment and supplies through the British Red Cross to the American Red Cross. Consequently, from this date, no requests for these kinds of aid shall be forwarded to any other American organisation. Furthermore, offers of American aid which fall within the above defined limits
MEDICAL AID FOR BRITAIN. JAMA. 1941;117(1):38-39. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820270038014