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April 13, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(15):1375. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970500059019

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Army Hospital at Chinon, France.—  One of the first of the newly constructed U. S. Army Hospitals in France to become operational is at Chinon in the chateau country of the Loire Valley. This hospital was built under a French contract through the Joint Construction Agency to serve as a 1,000-bed hospital in an emergency; it opened on July 1, 1956, with 50 authorized beds. The nucleus area of the hospital, which is not used now for hospital purposes, provides billets for the enlisted men of the Chinon Engineer Depot. This Communications Zone medical facility is operated by the 60th Station Hospital Unit, which served in Italy and North Africa in World War II and recently underwent a training period in Croix Chapeau, France. The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient medical care for authorized personnel in the northern district of Base Section in the Communications Zone.

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