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May 30, 1953


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JAMA. 1953;152(5):476-477. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690050100030

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To the Editor:  —A few months ago, The Journal carried an appeal by Major Gen. William Shambora for medical textbooks, references, equipment, and other items that could be used in the reestablishment of Korea's six medical schools. In March, as a member of a mission sent to Korea by the newly-formed American-Korean Foundation, of which Dr. Milton Eisenhower is chairman, I visited Korea to observe civilian health and welfare programs. At that time, the first shipments of books, equipment, and other supplies being voluntarily contributed by state and local medical societies and individual physicians were just beginning to arrive and to be distributed in Korea's medical schools. I cannot express adequately the impression that this gesture of voluntary concern of America's physicians for the people of Korea and the Korean medical profession is making both on the people of Korea and on American military medical officers nor can I convey

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