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Sept 8th
This hospital is in the densest part of London, 260 people to the acre !!!There are 1500 patients here – 24 Officers in my ward alone – The flowers are very beautiful carnations Chrysanthemums & roses & of course all the girls are the same with rosy cheeks so different to Egyptian languor & big brown eyes but I like the view – Went to Pay Office more like a Harem, the number of girls employed there –
One Sister is in charge, assisted by four probationer nurses – they work ten hours a day – very fair orderlies These girls are under a very strict discipline – Cold better but I am not at all fit somehow – Saw some pictures of the battle of the Somme, wanted to compare, life in France & the Desert
Medical Board this afternoon recommended me 6 weeks sick furlough, but don't know from what date – Cold much better – All London is streaked at night with search lights above but the streets are dark – Every thing here has increased in price tremendously – London not much altered, plenty motors, crippled soldiers, girls on most jobs –

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