Red Mogen David Hangs Up ‘shingle’

The makeshift field hospital set up on the Lebanese border to aid civilian refugees from the fighting in that country has been given a more permanent character. Like any other medical office it has even hung up a “shingle.”

The sign, bearing a large Red Mogen David says “First Aid Station Daily (Except Saturdays) Ten to Twelve Noon and Two to Four p.m.” A tent has replaced the ambulance which served as a clinic and the army medic who had to care for his own unit’s troops as well as the refugees has been replaced by a special medical officer who will be in charge of the clinic. Refugees continue to arrive at the rate of about 30 a day–many of them children– to seek treatment and medical advice.