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April 20, 1918

RED CROSS RELIEF WORK AT GUATEMALA

Author Affiliations

Guatemala.

Director-General, American Red Cross, Guatemala Relief.

JAMA. 1918;70(16):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600160054021

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —The American Red Cross Relief Commission, sent by the National Red Cross to Guatemala to aid the sufferers of the earthquakes that have destroyed Guatemala City, consisting of Dr. Alvin M. Struse of the Rockefeller Foundation as medical director, Mr. J. J. O'Connor of the Red Cross as relief administrator, Mr. Edward Stuart, who recently was in charge of sanitary work for the Red Cross in Serbia, as sanitary engineer, and Mr. Mayo Tolman of West Virginia as assistant sanitary engineer have organized a large camp for the homeless on the outskirts of the city.The United States War Department has contributed 4,000 tents for this purpose, and the American Red Cross has sent supplies and medical equipment to the value of $150,000.Large quantities of smallpox vaccine and typhoid and paratyphoid vaccine have been sent, and the entire population of the city is being vaccinated. Preventive

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