Log In | Contact Us | View Cart (0 items)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Their First Steam Roller | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

ME11.jpg
ME11.jpg (JPEG Image, 62.07 KB)
Download Original File

Request hi-res copy

Title:
Their First Steam Roller
Date:
1942 November
Description:

We lived in a nice stone house here in Selemiye on the edge of the Syrian Desert. The roads were unpaved and when it rained, the mud was terrible.

Our team was one of the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Clinics of Syria, run by the British Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU). Our team consisted of:

Dr. Saleman, a Jebel Druz Arab Physician trained at the American University of Beirut Medical School;

Bahjat, our Arab Interpreter, Corporal in the British Army, a British Citizen because he had been born in the British Embassy where his parents lived and worked;

One or two health workers, members of the British FAU; and

Three or four AFS Volunteer Drivers in training, like myself, with our ambulances.

Our assignment was to bring mobile medical clinics to the Arabs living in nearby villages and to the Bedouins living in goat hair tents in the Syrian/Iraqi Desert, to treat them (especially for malaria) and to vaccinate them against Smallpox. I learned to speak some Arabic and learned about the culture. We had some extraordinary experiences!

Location: Selemiye, Syria.

Phys. Desc:
Available as 200 dpi JPEG or 600 dpi TIFF.
ID:
ME11
Repository:
Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs
Found in:
Creators:
Subjects:
Publisher:
Scanned by John C. Cobb or Picture Perfect ca. 2002-2004.
Rights:
This image cannot be reproduced without the advance permission of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.  In the event that this digital image becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs as the source and a credit line for the photographer are required.  Please contact us if you would like to purchase a high-resolution digital copy of the image.
Languages:


Page Generated in: 0.148 seconds (using 195 queries).
Using 6.77MB of memory. (Peak of 7.02MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.13 rev-1
Copyright ©2010 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign