Medicine: Hospital Ship

The bombs which fell on Pearl Harbor caught the U.S. with only two hospital ships to its name. By this year's end it will have 24. TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod described one of them in highly graphic detail in this cable from Saipan:

Tourists who used to ride the Clyde Mallory liner Iroquois on the New York-Miami run will probably be interested to know that she is now shipping out of the Marianas, almost half a world away. Her name is now the Solace and her tourists are wounded marines and soldiers.

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