FROM THE SANDY WASTES OF THE CAMPS IN FRANCE
THEY LOOK TO YOU FOR HELP
" Sick men lie on the floor with a little straw ... I saw a queue of sick men outside the infirmary. All were told that there were no more medicines. . . . One man had a double hernia and was in violent pain. The doctor told him he could not procure a truss for him and that he had not got a binder. He recommended him to lie down in his burrow. There was no room for him in the hospital. Another came with an infected wound of the chest, which could not be treated for lack of bandages and water however, they took a bandage off another sick man and put it on him.
" Practically no-one is free of lice ; the wind is a great carrier ; life inside the narrow low shelters is difficult, and whenever there are sunny days the refugees shake their blankets and clothes and the lice spread in all directions.
" The cases of scabies are very numerous and difficult to cure for lack of ointment. I have seen men whose whole bodies were covered with sores, and whose only relief was to rub themselves with sand at the brink of the sea. There is no treatment at all for colds, bronchitis, tuberculosis, or even typhoid, which are very prevalent."
WILL YOU HELP THE SPANISH MEDICAL AID COMMITTEE TO HELP THEM?
These are the Conditions in the Spanish Refugee Camps in France . . .