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S-0526-0349-0004-00001 · Item · 1960-12-31
Part of United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

Mobile Clinics: Korea's medical services are inadequate by western standards, even at the best of times. Under wartime conditions, hospitals in the cities and towns overflowed and the farmer and villager had almost no recourse to a doctor. In November 1952 UNKRA formally commissioned two mobile clinics at United Nations Headquarters for use in Korea. Two others were to come from Japan. Specially designed, and built by Picker International corporation on Ford chassis, the vehicles were staffed by a doctor and a nurse and equipped with several hundred individual items of medical equipment for treatment and immunization.