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Postbag: 'Henry' Dunant, maybe?

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The Thai Red Cross Society should have reacted earlier than this to Andrew Biggs' entertaining "Where the streets have strange names" (Brunch, April 21). 

I wish to inform your readers as well as Rob Donnellan (PostBag, April 26) that Thanon Sanam Ma (Racecourse Road) was renamed Thanon Henri Dunant on May 8, 1965, at the request of the TRCS to the Bangkok City Municipality, as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration was then known.

The road passes TRCS property on both sides. On one side stands the TRCS National Blood Service Centre, where Andrew Biggs kindly donated his blood; on the other are the TRCS College of Nursing and Chulalongkorn Hospital of the TRCS. The road connects Surawong Road to Rama I Road via Chulalongkorn University and the Royal Bangkok Sports Club with its racecourse.

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