The Consul General at Shanghai ( Gauss ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 6:47 p.m.]
736. Reference your 374, September 17, noon, concerning medical supplies and related equipment. Preliminary inquiries show no important shortages amongst American agencies at the moment. After much negotiation we were able to effect removal from north of creek of considerable reserve supplies of an American company. Matter is being borne in mind for later report should shortages develop.