STRICTLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.
31st December, 1936.
Sir Daniel Stevenson, Bart., LL.D.,
Chairman, Scottish Ambulance Unit for Spain,
5, Cleveden Road,
Dear Sir Daniel,
SCOTTISH AMBULANCE UNIT FOR SPAIN
With further reference to your letter of 29th December, I regret that owing to my letter to you not being posted until late last night you would probably not receive it till late this afternoon. In the circumstances I decided to go on with the publicity at this end, as I think it very important to have an announcement made at the beginning of the New Year.
There is one other point I should like to mention. In the strictest confidence I may tell you that since writing to you I have seen a report concerning the work of the Spanish Medical Aid Unit, which, as you know, has been operating from Granen. I am sorry to say that this report is so disturbing that the personnel of the unit may be required to return home, and the unit passed over to the Spanish authorities.
Complaint has been made of the lack of technical skill of the surgeons and doctors, although the nurses are well spoken of. There are also serious complaints about the equipment, both as regards medical supplies and the structure