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Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915

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nerve at the point of injury where the normal relations were naturally distorted. He should have approached the nerve both above & below the injury, found it & then traced it thru the callous. We live to learn. I played the anesthetist this morning. Some one payed me a compliment today, a comparative compliment, a compliment at the expense of another. I think I know how to take such favors. I try to forget them before they are said & at the same time I am suspicious of the complimentor thereafter. We plan a trip to the Battle of the Marne next week. I wonder who is the better man. "A" kills some one, or breaks the moral law in a moment of passion. Ever after he is conscious of his sin & leads a noble life. He does a good deed, but the thought of his unrighteousness comes to the front & he is conscious of his weakness & the necessity of continuing good works. "B" has never committed any huge crime - has no huge sense of weakness & unworthiness. He does a good deed, the consciousness of it possesses him and he is the Pharisee thanking God that he is not as other men. This is not a new doctrine. This is not a new idea. Still it is one that sets men wondering at times.