Medicine: Collapsible Hospital

Something new in medicine, a 350-bed aluminum traveling hospital that can move to the scene of a battle, catastrophe or epidemic, was shown last month to correspondents by the ingenious and industrious Germans. The place of the demonstration was in Ebenrode, East Prussia, but the hospital was already well traveled, had done duty in Occupied France and Poland. Last week descriptions of the hospital reached the U.S.

The hospital, which consists of 32 small collapsible buildings, can be unpacked and set up in 24 hours. The buildings are jointed and grooved; once they are unfolded and set up require only tightening of...

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