Spanish Medical Aid C'tee.
22nd December, 1936.
Professor J.R. Marrack,
Hale Clinical Laboratory,
Dear Professor Marrack,
I am much obliged for your recent letter with regard to a Gas Ambulance, and whilst I would agree with you from the theoretical point of view, the point is that in a gas raid with a possible localised gas atmosphere from which cases would have to be succoured, the surrounding public and the patients would demand some kind of relief and treatment of symptoms.
I agree with you that the best course would be for an ambulance to run into the area and evacuate cases as quickly as possible, but the congregation of gas cases in such a confined space as an ambulance would immediately lead to a contaminated atmosphere, and unless some precautions were taken for dealing with the atmosphere and the cases en route, there would be risk of further involvement of those cases already involved from the point of view of emulation and then from the point of view of either contamination or affection of the skin.
I think we had better talk over this and see whether we can agree. I do not think we are really in any disagreement, but the psychological effect of such an ambulance must be considered.
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