8th March 1919 Saturday

Intense Excitement

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“On March 8th the excitement in our hospital was intense. On that day the Colonel (God bless him!) performed the first operation in our beautifully appointed theatre. It was a great event. Nearly the whole staff crowded in to see the fun – an amputation of a finger! The Colonel was very nervous, and foozled things completely. I don’t remember how many pairs of gloves, rubber, officers for the use of, he destroyed that afternoon!”

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