LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Communicated to the Council.
Geneva, January 20th, 1937.
REPORT ON THE HEALTH MISSION IN SPAIN.
December 28th, 1936, to January 15th, 1937.
Dr. A LASNET ( and his Assistant, Dr. LAIGRET ) and Dr. C. WROCZYNSKI, members of the Health Mission to Spain,
to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
Geneva, January 18th, 1937.
We have the honour to present herewith our Report on the health mission (1) which you instructed us to undertake in Spain and which we carried out from December 29th, 1936, the date of our arrival at Valencia, to January 13th, 1937, the date of our departure from Barcelona; the chronological record of our proceedings has been set forth in an addendum annexed hereto (Addendum No. 1).
Owing to the shortness of our stay we were unable to make an exhaustive investigation and to submit findings as detailed as we would have wished concerning the situation in the matter of health and the effect that the movement of refugees may have upon this in all the provinces that remain under the authority of the Government. At the same time we have been able to gain a sufficiently clear idea of that situation and its requirements; it is these impressions that we beg to lay before you supported by such evidence as we have been able to collect.
The state of health is satisfactory and appears to have been affected neither by the disturbances that have occurred nor by the accompanying movements of the population; nowhere, not even at Madrid, has any epidemic focus been reported; in particular, there
Vide appended to the Mission's report (at the end) :
1. The text of the letter from the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs asking that representatives of the Health Organisation be sent to Spain (December 15th, 1936);
2. The text of the reply by the Secretary-General (December 21st, 1936);
3. Communique to the Press, dated January 6th, 1937, concerning this mission.