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August 17, 1990 | This is a pool report by reporters flown to Saudi Arabia by the Pentagon. Times writer Michael Ross is one of the pool members, who are not allowed to disclose their exact location. and
The U.S. military is treating about 15 cases of minor heat stress a day as it rushes to finish a tent hospital reminiscent of the television series "MASH." Already up and running at the air-conditioned, 50-bed facility are a small ward for outpatient care and an overnight ward. A two-bed operating room was expected to be ready by day's end. So similar is the "air-transportable hospital" to the TV series that the facility's commander, Maj.
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March 28, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The beds at an elaborate U.S. Army tent hospital deep in the rutted desert of northern Saudi Arabia are filled with the young victims of Iraq's civil warfare. A 6-year-old girl whose lung was partially shot away by gunfire lay wide-eyed in one ward Wednesday, her father at her side, while nearby a 16-year-old smiled and tried to talk despite the four-inch gash left in her head by a grenade. A 12-year-old returned from surgery on her small leg, wrecked by shrapnel.
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September 2, 1989 | From Reuters
A new hospital which will treat and employ only women will soon open in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, a Saudi Arabian newspaper reported Friday. Al Madina said the privately owned, 50-bed hospital will open by the end of the year and be run by women doctors and staff.
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September 21, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the linear descendants of Hawkeye Pierce, Major Houlihan and Trapper John McIntyre, the doctors and nurses of a modern-day MASH unit living and working on a barren plain under the bulbous dome of an inflatable tent. Plucked out of pediatric wards and X-ray labs back home, they are here to provide what the Army calls "the first level of definitive care" for American troops if war comes to the Arabian desert.
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March 28, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The beds at an elaborate U.S. Army tent hospital deep in the rutted desert of northern Saudi Arabia are filled with the young victims of Iraq's civil warfare. A 6-year-old girl whose lung was partially shot away by gunfire lay wide-eyed in one ward Wednesday, her father at her side, while nearby a 16-year-old smiled and tried to talk despite the four-inch gash left in her head by a grenade. A 12-year-old returned from surgery on her small leg, wrecked by shrapnel.
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September 21, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the linear descendants of Hawkeye Pierce, Major Houlihan and Trapper John McIntyre, the doctors and nurses of a modern-day MASH unit living and working on a barren plain under the bulbous dome of an inflatable tent. Plucked out of pediatric wards and X-ray labs back home, they are here to provide what the Army calls "the first level of definitive care" for American troops if war comes to the Arabian desert.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1985
In its first venture outside of the United States, the Studio City-based firm said it has signed a three-year, $32-million contract to manage five new hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Summit, which operates hospitals and nursing homes in California and four other states, said it will hire doctors, nurses and other personnel for the Saudi hospitals over the next six months. The hospitals will have 100 beds each.
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September 7, 1990 | Associated Press
The U.S. military has built a sophisticated network of medical facilities in the Saudi desert, including 15 hospitals that officials say are equipped to treat virtually any type of combat wound. The hospitals include two medical ships being deployed in the Persian Gulf, along with 13 facilities spread out across the eastern province of the desert kingdom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1990
I recently (August) left active service in the Naval Medical Corps after six years as a surgeon. My colleagues from my last hospital are now all deployed on the hospital ship and at various hospitals in Saudi Arabia. I write them often. In return, I have received letter after letter describing the poor preparedness and absolute "idiocy" permeating the medical operations. The credibility of the surgeons writing is unquestionable. They speak of an inept supply status that caused surgical activity to cease after performing several hernia repairs at a Marine hospital in Saudi Arabia.
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August 17, 1990 | This is a pool report by reporters flown to Saudi Arabia by the Pentagon. Times writer Michael Ross is one of the pool members, who are not allowed to disclose their exact location. and
The U.S. military is treating about 15 cases of minor heat stress a day as it rushes to finish a tent hospital reminiscent of the television series "MASH." Already up and running at the air-conditioned, 50-bed facility are a small ward for outpatient care and an overnight ward. A two-bed operating room was expected to be ready by day's end. So similar is the "air-transportable hospital" to the TV series that the facility's commander, Maj.
NEWS
September 2, 1989 | From Reuters
A new hospital which will treat and employ only women will soon open in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, a Saudi Arabian newspaper reported Friday. Al Madina said the privately owned, 50-bed hospital will open by the end of the year and be run by women doctors and staff.
NEWS
February 4, 1991
A. Wounded soldiers are treated by medical teams assigned to all infantry platoons. The first hour after injury is crucial. The wounded must be stabilized, by stopping bleeding and providing intravenous fluids. B. Victims with significant injuries are sent back toward the rear to a MASH (mobile Army surgical hospital) unit for antibiotics and skilled surgical care. C.
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