From The Pittsburgh Press on this day in 1938:
HYPODERMIC NEEDLES RUSHED TO AID CHINA
By The United Press
NEW YORK, July 22 - Aboard the Queen Mary as she steamed toward England were 1400 hypodermic needles which are being rushed 14,000 miles by sea and air to aid Red Cross officials fighting cholera and typhus epidemics among Chinese refugees.
The needles were supplied by the American Bureau for Medical Aid to China in response to urgent pleas from Red Cross officials in the Far East. On their arrival in England Tuesday the needles will be transferred to an airplane which will carry them to Bangkok, Siam, from where they will be distributed among health officials fighting disease among China's 60,000,000 civilian refugees.