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Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915

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I cared for what he had in his glass -- oh the stuff was thoroughly repulsive to me, but I hated to hurt the poor fellows feelings. He insisted and the struggle of two moral forces waxed stronger. The next moment I forcibly put his glass down, and the affair was over c a good night. I don't know whether I was right or wrong. I don't think it was a matter of much importance. I have always questioned the propriety of drinking under such circumstances wh. you feel that there is absolutely no danger to your own moral nature of acquiring the habit. So far I have made it a point not to do so. Aug 8 15 Sunday and a busy day in which I made the effort to get thru c work before afternoon. I dressed twenty odd patients by four oclock and then got off. Just before leaving a Rhodes scholar from Christ College whom I have known for a few days being a Virginian brought in another Univ of Va man, Ray of Charlestown W Va. We had a short converstion in the ward mentioning mutual friends and he wanted me