National Geographic : 1917 Nov
National Geographic Society ard IN THE American A balance Hospital Neuill, Paris,France EAGER to contribute their share in miti gating the suffering which will be the lot of many of our boys who are now or who soon will be in France fighting the battle of civilization for those who must remain at home, members of the National Geographic Society are subscribing to the fund for the establishment of a National Geographic Society Ward in the American Ambulance Hospital at Neuilly, in the environs of Paris. A host of members of the National Geo graphic Society or their sons have them selves enlisted in the armed service of our country, and it is comforting to picture the feeling of gratitude which they will experi ence if, in the hazard of war, they are brought into a completely equipped Ward of this wonderful American institution which has been doing such noteworthy work for stricken France since the first days of the great struggle. The American Hospital at Neuilly is housed in a splendid four-story structure built around the sides of a beautiful court. It accommodates daily in the main building and auxiliary hospitals 1,500 patients. The average number of patients in the main in stitution is 454 a day. Subscriptions in any amount sent to the National Geographic Society fcr the Geo graphic Ward will be wisely expended, without one dollar of overhead expense. Each contributor may feel secure in the knowledge that every penny given will al leviate the suffering, add to the comfort, or assist in the restoration to health of some American soldier who has risked life and limb in the cause of his country. THE NEED IS INEVITABLE! SUBSCRIBE NOW!! EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED for the National Geographic Society Ward of Twenty Beds in the AMERICAN AMBULANCE HOSPITAL NEUILLY, PARIS, FRANCE (Now U. S. Military Hospital No. 1) Members of the National Geo graphic Society are generously con tributing to the establishment of a special ward of 20 beds in the great hospital in the French capital, where America's wounded and sick from the front-line trenches are given every care and comfort to alleviate their sufferings and restore them to health. Opportunity is now afforded mem bers of the Society to help equip the GEOGRAPHIC WARD with necessary articles. The following periods have been especially dedicated for contribu tions: SHEET WEEK -Beginning January 28 (Bleached or unbleached sheets, not less than 102 inches long and 64 inches wide. They may be longer or wider, as desired.) PILLOW-SLIP WEEK-Beginning February 4 (Of bleached or unbleached muslin, 36 inches long by 21 inches wide when finished.) TOWEL WEEK-Beginning February 11 (Both plain and bath towels are in great demand, and the supply must be constantly augmented.) GARMENTS WEEK-Beginning February 18 (Pajamas and hospital bed shirts, bath robes, bed socks, bed jackets and underwear are welcomed.) SUNDRIES WEEK-Beginning February 25 (Wash-cloths, handkerchiefs, both colored and white; comfort pillows of all sizes and shapes, and bright colored bags for patients' personal belongings are in great demand.) All equipment intended for the Na tional Geographic Ward should be sent, express prepaid to THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 16TH AND M STREETS N. W ., WASHINGTON, D. C . Send all remittances to GILBERT H. GROSVENOR, Chairman, National Geographic Society, I6th and M Sts., Washington, D. C.