SPANISH MEDICAL AID COMMITTEE.
BULLETIN. NEWS FROM THE UNIT.
1. Nurse Miller wounded. Telegram was received from Barcelona on October 15th that Nurse Miller, one of the nurses attached to the first Unit, sustained a leg wound rescuing a German militia casualty from a parapet. We are now advised that Miss Miller is making satisfactory progress.
At the request of the Administrator of the Unit, steel helmets were sent out for all the members. We are informed that already owing to the use of those helmets, apart from the two casualties mentioned, wounds have been prevented.
Comments for Speakers.
This news may be emphasised by Speakers as showing, first of all, the dangers that Members of the Unit run from bombs dropped by rebel aeroplanes of German and Italian manufacture, and the heroism with which they face those risks; and the point should be stressed that their service to this work of mercy is given without remuneration. On this point it might bo a good thing if speakers were to refer to the letter from the Archbishop of York in which he expresses his warm support of the work of the Units, and emphasises their humanitarian activities. Further, it should be stressed that it is constantly being asserted in the press, which supports the Fascists rebels, that the work of the units is inspired by political bias. In reply to this it may be pointed out that we should welcome the slightest evidence to prove that Surgeons, Nurses, etc., who run all the risks of War, such as being wounded, gassed and even killed, are not prepared to give their services to the injured or wounded of either side - and to suggest the contrary is not only absurd but strictly untruthful.
2. EXTRACT FROM REPORT RECEIVED FROM MR. SINCLAIR-LOUTIT, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE BRITISH HOSPITAL AT GRANEN, OCTOBER 3RD.
"The work of the original personnel is beyond praise. Up to the 3rd. October, 811 patients have passed through the Hospital, of which 60 per cent have either been out-patients, or evacuated on the day of admission. We have had 9 deaths, of which 3 have either been brought in moribund or actually dead. Our ambulances have travelled approximately 3000 k/ms. along bad roads, along 20 kilometers of front. We shall be very happy to see the new ambulances sent. Our present outfit needs overhauling,"