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October 16, 1937

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1937;109(16):1288-1292. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780420048018

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Sept. 18, 1937.

Services of Missionary Hospitals to the Wounded in China  The secretaries of the British missionary societies have held a conference in London regarding the present emergency in China. The meeting was impressed with the unprecedented opportunity of rendering medical and refugee service to troops and civilians alike in areas where fighting is taking place. Various missionary hospitals are well situated to serve the needs of the different localities affected. The conference felt that each society should make determined efforts not only to maintain their regular hospital work but to increase and strengthen their personnel and equipment, so as to render help to war victims without respect to nationality. These hospitals are in many cases desperately crowded with patients. The doctors and nurses are overwhelmed with demands on their time and strength, and it is likely that, with the development of aerial war

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