Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915
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overcome. He explains the better results gotten in "war" compound fractures over civil practice on the ground that is is done by direct violence c less stripping off of periosteum, & consequently more chance for repair exists. Blake said today the French are taking no German officers prisoners to retaliate the same measure enforced against English officers. A friend of mine from Oxford today characterized the UVA men he had met in England as the most popular type of men, because they are a quiet kind of people who observe their own business, and at the same time look with a scornful indifference on the world & what it thinks of them. In other words they are unobtrusively indifferent & reserved. Three letters from America today Aug. 18 '15 Change wards tomorrow. I take wards 79, 262 & 176 & also charge of the Pharmacy for a few days in the absence of the chief druggist (and so I hold the lives of all the hospital in my hands. Foot was in to see us today from Jouilly. What I am about to say I have started not to say. Then I decided to say it as a matter of record. It isnt vanity, because I don't believe it. It illustrates that hard work c little talk about what you