|Photo courtesy of William Dawson|
For those of us who were around the Taipei area during the Vietnam War, the thought of not having the Naval Hospital around never occurred.
Built in the Tien Mou area in the mid-1960s, the facility was first rate and really took good care of not only men and women in the service, but also their dependents.
An e-mail from William Dawson, who was the son of David and Jean Dawson, brought up an interesting take on primary health care for Americans in Taiwan after WW II and during the Korean War.
William and his family lived near Grass Mountain, but not in BOT housing. He became ill in 1960 and spent a couple of nights in the Grass Mountain Clinic shown above.
His memory puts the clinic on the east side of the main drag near the movie theater and bowling alley. If anyone out there remembers this clinic, please let us know.
In case of a serious injury, illness and maternity needs, the folks around Taipei had MacKay Memorial Hospital to depend upon. Still functioning, the location still remains in Section 2, Chung Shan North Road, Taipei.