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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

3 NZ General Hospital

3 NZ General Hospital

At Helmieh 3 General Hospital's medical admissions were similar in type to those of 2 General Hospital. The staff of the hospital was afflicted with sandfly fever in June, and the epidemic later spread to the base camps, from which further patients were admitted until September. The early diagnosis of the cases presented some difficulty, and convalescence was apt to be slow, with many patients suffering from lassitude and depression. Preventive measures were vigorously carried out at Helmieh. It was noted that there was a page 229 notable absence of anxiety neurosis among battle casualties from Crete. In September the hospital was authorised to expand to 900 beds.