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Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915

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bits of news. (1) Dr Blake resigned from the American Ambulance the day after we left. The reasons we know. He was absolutely justified. He will become head of a British hospital of larger size & great liberties. (2)Miss Davis, one of our lady bacteriologists inoculated herself c gas gangrene the day before we left. The poor anemic misdirected girl used to sit by us a lunch & oh one could well expect it of her. In the interest of science she did it. She did it to see if Dr. Taylor's (our pathologist) cure of guinea pigs with the same condition could cure her. She expects injections of quinine to save her God knows, she may be dead by now. Our voyage has been wet, cold, stormy and