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After being on Duty a day & a half I was disgusted to find myself down with Enteritis & have since been in the Sick Sisters Hospital- however today I am feeling almost myself again. This climate is very trying for new comers. The majority fall sick. I think it must be due to the dreadful heat, combined with the Egyptian food. Matron only gave me light duties too- the Specialling of two Spinal cases- the sadness attached to them I won't detail. Captain Wright & Captain Hume. The latter is a friend of Sir Henry Galway & he said he was going to write to him to tell him how he was nursed by a S.A.n nurse. I was indeed sorry for other hands to take them on- jealous I mean. Yesterday Sister Campbell came to see me- how pleased we were to see each other again. She & I became great friends at the Queens Home. Today she came again & Sister Haynes too. They are down for a weeks well earned rest from Cairo.

September 10. 1915

Over a month and not a line in my diary, but I have contrived to send you all a personal remembrance I'm quite learning the art of patience in receiving letters & now watch for those written in August before those of June. It's lovely getting letters & papers it makes you feel that Australia is not so isolated after all I am still at the Deaconesses Hospital

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