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Arnold Kallen

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Kallen, Arnold. American Medical Student studying in Glasgow, Scotland when he volunteered to serve in the Spanish Medical Aid Committee (SMAC) as a dresser.  He travelled with the first group leaving England on August 23, 1936. He served in the GraƱen in Aragon.  He was repatriated shortly after he arrived in Spain due to psychiatric problems.

Source: Linda Palfreeman, Salud! British Volunteers in the Republican Medical Service during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, Brighton: Susex Acedemic Press, 2012.

Photograph: SMAC volunteers departing Victoria Station in London on August 23, 1936. Standing (l-r) Dr. Randall Sollenberger, Leonard Le Vann, Dr. A. A. Khan, Kenneth Sinclair-Loutit, Margot Miller and Doris Bird.  Seated Arnold Kallen [only partly visible], Frank Farr  and unidentified volunteer in glasses. Photograph courtesy Linda Palfreeman with identification of the volunteers by Jim Carmody.

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