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September 1, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(1):65-66. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970180067027

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Aim  As the mission is now completely organized and the equipment has already left by Navy transport for Indo China, I would like to restate the plans. The aim of Operation Laos remains the same:

  1. To give medical care both to the people of the mountains and of the cities through the Minister of Health of the Kingdom.

  1. To illustrate to these people some of the nature, principles and achievements of America, and especially to show them that we are anxious to help them on a person-to-person basis, at the grass root level of diplomacy.


  1. The Willys Corporation has donated to Operation Laos a specially constructed jeep.

  2. The Pfizer Laboratories Division of the Chas. Pfizer Co., Inc., of Brooklyn, New York, has donated almost $100,000 worth of medicines.

  3. Mead Johnson Company of Evansville, Indiana, has donated thousands of bottles of vitamins and

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