21st June 1919 Saturday
Midsummer’s Day in the UK and a Boat Trip!
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“On the evening of Saturday, June 21st, I went for a sail on one of the small river Hospital boats, the ‘Sanitary’. We went up the river Dwina to Kegestroff Island, which lies opposite to Archangel. On this island is a scurvy hospital established by the British Medical Corps. When we came to Archangel first the prisons and hospitals were crowded with cases of scurvy. These were transferred eventually to Kegestroff Island; and the disease stamped out.”
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