2 2 20867---Drive Through the Hospital Grounds, Ancon, Panama Canal Zone,
Ancon means a bend. In anatomy "the beautiful driveways and walks. These
elbow." It is the hill that almost crosses are lined with Royal Palms and other
the peninsula on which the city of tropical trees. The buildings arz grouped
Panama is built. It rises nearly 600 feet along the sides and high up. Those
above the level of the sea. Viewed from erected by the French company have
the city it looks like a crouched lion. Its been repaired and improved. New houses
sides are partly covered with trees. Its have been built for hospitals and res-
summit is covered with grass only. It is idences. The hospitals are r:anned by
easy of ascent and affords a magnificent our own skilled physicians and trained
view of the bay, city and surrounding nurses. They are fitted with all modern
country. Looking northward to Colon, appliances. Every person in the employ-
the blue valleys sentineled by verdant ment of the Isthmian Cna'l Commission,
hills reach to the divide at Culebra. Here receives free all treatment necessary
the breezes from the Atlantic and Pacific when sick. There are no better hospitals
meet and kiss each other. in the world. There are few patients
At Ancon the French Canal Company because of the improved sanitary condii
wisely erected their hospitals. Day and tions in the Zone.
night the gentle breezes cool the fevered Ancon is the capital of the American
brow of the sick, and strengthen the Zone.
convalescent. On the sides of Ancon are
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