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January 21, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960380080024

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To the Editor:—  Because of the difficulty in getting an adequate supply of drugs in Korea, any surplus samples that could be made available to Graham Hospital would be greatly appreciated. This is a 150-bed tuberculosis hospital with two Korean doctors, an American superintendent, and an American head nurse. The outpatient clinic sees a variety of diseases, including vitamin deficiencies, nontuberculous chest conditions, Clonorchis sinensis infestation, and diabetes. There is therefore a constant need for all types of drugs. Tuberculosis is perhaps the chief medical problem in Korea, and for that reason a number of private agencies are doing what they can to combat it. We now have roentgenograms on about 2,000 patients with tuberculosis whom we are treating either in the hospital or as outpatients. A new building, a gift from Armed Forces Aid to Korea (U. S. A.) and the United Nations Korea Reconstruction Agency will accommodate 75

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