Update 27 September 2013

September 27, 2013

I have completed the initial update of the volunteers with last names beginning with “B.”  It is slow going, partly because the operating system on my home computer does not appear to be synching up with the ALBA site.



Update 1 September 2013

September 1, 2013

I went in and worked on the IB nationalities and numbers and cleaned up a couple of typos and fixed the link to the Swiss site.  I am working on updating the biographies of the Cat I volunteers on the ALBA Data base.  I am working through the list alphabetically so it will probably take most of the year to complete.  While I am doing that I am checking sources, verifying that I copied information correctly, working issues and adding information. I also published a photo of the first group of the AMB.

American Medical Bureau to Aid Spanish Democracy –

September 1, 2013

The first group of volunteers sailed on January 16, 1937 aboard the Paris.

Front, left to right: Lini Fuhr, Paterson, N.J.; Salaria Kea, New York; Frederica Martin, New York; Ray Harris, New York; Anna Taft, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Rose Freed, New York.

Back, left to right: Mildred Rackley, Taos, New Mexico; Dr. Nathan Bloom, New York; Dr. Albert Byrne, San Francisco; Dr. Edward Barsky, New York; Dr. Edwardo Odio y Perez, Havana, Cuba; Harry Wilkes, New York; Dr. Phil Goland, Cincinnati; and Helen Freeman, Brooklyn, N.Y.

An alternate group photograph of the first group.