The National American Woman Suffrage Association has the unique distinction of sending to France the first hospital unit designated for exclusive work among gas victims. This unit is the third unit sent out by the suffrage organization as part of the Women’s Oversea Hospitals operating under the direction of the French government and financed and supplied by the suffragists and is furnishing the French Government, on its request a 300 bed hospital for gas cases staffed entirely by an American personnel.
The staff selected for the new gas hospital consists of a medical director and four general practitioners, an ophthalmologist, a laryngologist – all of these women are of note in the medical world. The equipment also includes a woman to run a three-ton truck and a stationary engineer; these, with the ambulance drivers, also to be women.
Minnesota suffragists are doing their share in paying for this new unit as for the two which previously went to France and are now operating there.