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June 25, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(26):1526. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440780040008

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To form an opinion from present indications there will be little need during the war with Spain for this country to call for the Red-Cross assistance of other nations through the medium of our membership in the International Society. The American National Red-Cross, Miss Clara Barton, President, has, we understand, given formal notice to the Departments of State, War and Navy and to the Surgeons-General of the Army and Navy of its readiness to respond to any call for civil aid to supplement the hospital work of the Army and Navy; and in powerful support of this the New York Red Cross Relief Committee has given official notice that it stands ready to furnish all necessary money and material to carry on the work. The American National Red Cross is thus ready if called upon not only to give aid and comfort to suffering soldiers in the general hospitals but

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