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The Henry Swan Papers

Title:
Letter from Henry Swan to his first wife, Mary Fletcher pdf (566,825 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Henry Swan to his first wife, Mary Fletcher
Description:
Intending to have them published, Swan's wife had his letters transcribed as he sent them.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (566,825 Bytes)
Date:
1944-07-11 (July 11, 1944)
Creator:
[Swan, Henry]
Recipient:
[Swan, Mary Fletcher]
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
World War II
Exhibit Category:
Medical Training, Wartime Surgical Experiences, and Early Career, 1935-1949
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 51
Unique Identifier:
HPBBCZ
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Transcripts
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1944-1996
Folder: World War II. Letters at home, by Henry Swan II, 1944-1945
Transcript:
July 11, 1944
128th Evac.
Hi darling,
A very short one just to tell you that I'm still alive and loving you, - but oh so tired. For seven days now we've been going hard at it, 12 to 16 hours a day. What a grind! "Casualties are lighter than expected" -- except for those who are hurt. Four long and very interesting cases, - peripheral injuries, - in the past 24 hours. Prolonged & major dissections, with tricky vascular complications. But so fatiguing. We stumble from O.R. to mess tent, back to O.R., to wards, to O.R., to bed, to O.R., etc. Haven't had a nose out of the place in the past 6 days. I'd hate to tell you how many cases went through our O.R. in the past 6 days.
Still stuck with this same old Evac., wishing all the while we were back with our old friends at the F. Hosp. Looks as if we'll carry the torch for a while longer, anyway.
H
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