diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Circular pin-back button; "BACH MAI"; lotus flower in center; black and white.
Gift of Beatrice J. Siegel
printed: on side of button: "BACH MAI HOSPITAL EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND c/o Medical Aid for Indo China 140 Sixth St., Cambridge, Mass. 02142 617-492-0205"
Bach Mai Hospital, located in Hanoi, Vietnam was built by the French in 1911. In 1975 it was destroyed by U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War. Consequently, the Bach Mai Hospital Emergency Relief Fund was established to help rebuild the facility. This button was one of many worn by its advocates.
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