United States hospital ship S.S. "Hope" arrived in djakarta Oct 19 on the first leg?
CU Ship's funnel.
MS Prof. Sukarjo and others at wharf.
MCU American doctors coming ashore.
Dr. Walsh with Prof. Sukarjo.
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MS Two American doctors.
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MLS American nurses coming ashore.
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American nurses with Indonesian counterparts.
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MS Prof.Sukarjo welcoming "Hope".
CU Two American nurses listen.
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CU Prof.Sukarjo speaks.
MS Indonesian nurses.
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CU Two American doctors.
MLS Indonesian nurses boarding ship.
CU Women aboard ship.
CU Indonesian students aboard ship.
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MS Nurse explains closed circuit television to visitors.
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Visitors in children's ward.
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Background: United States hospital ship S.S. "Hope" arrived in djakarta Oct 19 on the first leg of a seven-month south-east Asian goodwill mission. The project, which cost about 3 1/2 million dollars and was financed entirely from private subscriptions in the United States, is the first of its kind ever to be carried out.
To welcome the ship on arrival in Djakarta was Prof.Sukarjo on behalf of the Indonesian authorities. The 15,000-ton ship was formerly U.S.A."Constellation" and was used in the Korean war as a hospital ship.
A complement of 20 doctors and 20 nurses are aborad, where about 200 in-patients can be accommodated, about 60 of whom will be taken on board for surgical purposes, including orthopaedic, cancer and abdominal operations. In addition, others will be treated as "out-patients".
Dr.Walsh, originator of the project, said in a speech that this novel experiment in bringing medical aid was inspired by President Eisenhower's call "to go out for people to people contact". There is also a lecture-room fitted with closed-circuit television, where 70 to 100 visitors can follow operations.