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TO THE EDITOR. Sir.—The Dunedin Division of the British Medical Association was directed by the Council of the Association to urge upon the public the need of voluntary help Wo supplement what the Government are doing to establish proper hospital accommodation at Treritham for the troops from the whole of New Zealand. The council, which is the governing body of the Medical Association in New Zealand, after full investigation, and the approval of the Minister of Defence and the military authorities, came to the conclusion that the Trenthani Hospital scheme is tho most worthy that can engage the attention and support of the Medical Asso ciation. The Hon. Mr Allen states: "Any voluntary financial assistance to the Trentham Hospital scheme will be very welcome, and I shall bo pleased to bear that your efforts are successful." Tho Dunedin section of the medical profession has opposed tho wishes of the central body of the association, and is anxious to help the Belgian doctors and chemists. No one can condemn their desire to embark upon any foiiTi of private philanthropy, and I wish it all success ; but this section of tho association thought lit to telegraph all over the country matter likely to damage the Trentham Hospital fund, which was, and is, the approved fund of the Medical Association, Your readers will arrive at their own conclusion upon conduct of this kind. Surely there are many people in Dunedin in sympathy with providing financial help for the comfortable treatment of sick soldiers at Trentham, their own kith and kin from Otago and elsewhere in New Zealand, and I trust you may see your way to receive donations from thorn for this purpose for transmission to the general treasurer of the fund, Mr Gore, Box 156, G.P.0., Wellington.—l am, etc., J. S. Elliott. Chairman of Council B.M.A. Wellington, January 16.

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TRENTHAM BASE HOSPITAL., Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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TRENTHAM BASE HOSPITAL. Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915