9th June 1919 Monday

A Sleepless Night and a Swollen Lip

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“I spent a sleepless night and next day when I got up found that my right eye was completely bunged up, and my lower lip was like that of a nigger! The mosquitoes were very troublesome all summer, and we had to put mosquito nets over our beds at night. We also made nets to fit over all the beds in hospital.”

Apologies to anyone offended by Douglas’s terminology but, that was how things were in 1919 and for many years to come.

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