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New Air Force Hospital in Libya.—
The new air-conditioned 150-bed U. S. Air Force Hospital, recently dedicated at Wheelus Air Base near Tripoli, Libya, has five wards, an administrative wing, and outpatient, pharmacy, laboratory, x-ray, and physical therapy departments. The hospital is capable of providing complete services to military personnel and dependents in the area, with the exception of orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, and ophthalmology; however, these services are covered by consultants from the 7100th U. S. A. F. Hospital in Germany. The new hospital is tied in with a widespread air evacuation system and will serve members of the armed services and their families from Morocco to the Burma border. The hospital is authorized 52 officers, 128 airmen, 4 Air Force civilians, and 34 native positions. Functioning as an area hospital in support of medical installations in Greece, Turkey, Crete, and Saudi Arabia, it will provide hospitalization or
GOVERNMENT SERVICES. JAMA. 1957;164(4):473–475. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980040113024
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