Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 68
February 14 Thursday
"No Sister you will certainly not be fit for duty for a long time – and my advice is to go back to Australia for a complete rest" so said Major Bayley to me this morning. I don't think Medical Men should give shocks like that. "You have worked – and now you must rest – your Will and Spirit are far too strong for your body – and its your body you must take care of now).
In the afternoon Colonel Bateman saw me (came from Mentone). I don't know what he said but Lady Gifford said they
have told her I had (complete nerve exhaustion). Still I can't believe I am such a wreck – and will not.