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Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915

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have the least to say. Well, there is a certain monotony in what I am doing which makes writing difficult at the same time it is extremely interesting to me. I have purposely avoided the operating room recently because I am much more interested in what is to be done in 83. Aug 7 ' 15 Same story of work, tho a little let up and got away by eight oclock. I wish I had the time, the disposition and the gift to elaborate the characters of the nurses in 83. I won't attempt it. It is hard enough to describe a woman as such, but when she is roughened, masculinized, vulgarized & opinionated by her association with the terrors & exegencies of war I despair of doing it in the few moments at my disposal. But this does not mean that my impressions will not last. And yet those girls have been very nice to me, exceptionally nice at times, nice at the expense of being the contrary to my friends. They have helped