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THE SICK AND WOUNDED IN SOUTH AFRICA. (From Monday's Times.) As might be expected, there exists in England a deep interest in the welfare of those of our soldiers in South Africa who, either through sickness or wounds, may be incapacitated from service in the field, and who may require to be received into the hospitals provided at the seat of war. This anxiety has shown itself by various letters which have ap- peared in the papers, and effect has been given to these benevolent feelings by means ofea committee formed at Stafford-house for receiving subscriptions to be devoted to providing surgeons, women-nurses, and medical comforts, to be sent to the seat of war. Since the departure of the troops more than one society have offered to the War Office such assistance as they have been able to afford. Among these was the National Aid Society, which, as might be expected from the fact of its being the possessor of a consider- able fund, was the first to offer to provide necessaries and comforts beyond those officially sent out from England. On examination, however, it was found that a most careful and complete selection of every possible requisite for the use of the hospitals had already been despatched, and in such quantities as precluded the possibility of there being any deficiency in the hos. pitals, even supposing the sick and wounded should exceed the numbers ordinarily estimated for. A sufficient number of medical officers is also in the field, and the Director-General of the Army Medical Department at Whitehall has in his possession a list of civil surgeons willing to take service under Govern. ment amply sufficient for any emergency, several of whom served under the National Aid Society in the Franco-German, Servian, and Turco-Russian wars, Some of these gentlemen have already engaged them- selves to the Government and have started for South Africa, In these circumstances only a very small part remains for voluntary societies to undertake, and this fact has been pointed out by the Government, who have, however, duly expressed their gratitude, and have cordially accepted assistance to be devoted to objects which it is not customary to provide for out of Government funds. The National Aid Society has had from the first an agent in South Africa, who is also an officer of the Commissariat Department, and whose experience in the Franco-German War and Russo-Turkish War gives him a full knowledge of those things which are necessary for the supply of hospitals in the field. Reports sent home by this officer confirm the statements that the supplies which have been- forwarded from England are amply sufficient for all the requirements. From a consider- able amount placed at this officer's disposal he has only thought it desirable to expend a sum of money under JE200 in luxuries not issued from the medical stores. From the commencement of the year a supply of English newspapers and periodicals has been de- spatched by each mail, and these, together with local newspapers, have been distributed among the princi- pal hospitals throughout the expeditionary force. Four sisters supplied by the Bishop of Bloemfontein have been engaged by the principal medical officer to nurse in the Military Hospital at Ladysmith, and the Government are now sending out the Lady Superin. tendent from Netley with six nurses from that estab- lishment.

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