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July 3, 1948


Author Affiliations

University of Chicago, Athens, Greece.

JAMA. 1948;137(10):902. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890440078019

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To the Editor:—  The Medical Mission of the Unitarian Service Committee after a month in Greece is nearing the end of its stay in that country. The Mission includes two internists (P. D. White, chairman, and C. M. Jones), a pediatrician (E. L. Pratt), a surgeon (E. L. Howes), a neurosurgeon (A. R. Elvidge), and an anesthetist (R. D. Dripps), two dentists and oral surgeons (R. F. Sognnaes and H. De Wilde), and a pharmacologist (H. B. Van Dyke), bacteriologist (A. M. Pappenheimer Jr.) and physiologist (R. W. Gerard). Since the entire group meets daily to discuss the varied experiences of the men, a fairly complete coverage has been achieved.The two medical schools are at Athens and Salonika, the latter only five years old in a young university. The continued wars which have ravaged this unfortunate land have left heavy imprints on the universities and hospitals. Several important buildings

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