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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy



There was a depot of medical stores at Athens, near 26 General Hospital at Kifisia. No depot was established in 81 Base Sub-Area at Larisa and field ambulances indented for medical supplies from 1 NZ General Hospital before hostilities began. There is, however, no reference to any deficiency in supplies in any of the medical units in Greece. Some medical supplies and equipment were obtained from a tuberculosis sanatorium on the northern slopes of Mount Olympus, where 150 patients, abandoned by the Greek staff, were evacuated by a divisional unit and sent on by train to Athens.