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November 17, 1917

THE WORK OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS MISSION TO RUSSIA

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Chief of the American Red Cross Mission to Russia CHICAGO

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(20):1687-1694. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.25910470001009
Abstract

The mission that I had the honor to lead into Russia was composed of twenty-one commissioners; I have never been associated with a finer body of men. Those from Chicago, Major Wilbur E. Post, Major Harold H. Swift, and Major Raymond Robins, made me feel proud of Chicago. Each of those men was on tiptoe, as indeed was every other member of the mission. There are some members of that mission who need mention; but when I do mention some of their names it does not mean that the work of others on the mission was less notable. As it happened, because of conditions in Russia and because of the character of the men, Raymond Robins did a notable work and is continuing to do notable work there. If Chicago does not know Raymond Robins yet, I want to say that Chicago should cherish and honor Raymond Robins because if

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