Brittain, Vera, Diary, 5 February 1916

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Diary of Vera Brittain

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Case Study: 
From Youth to Experience: Vera Brittain’s Work for Peace in Two World Wars
Creator: 
Brittain, Vera
Source: 
diary
Date: 
5 February 1916
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Brittain, Vera

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McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Vera Brittain estate; McMaster University has a non-exclusive licence to publish this document.

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Saturday Feb. 5th, 1916
Strenuous day as there were two operations. The first was a dangerous case -- an internal growth -- and the man in poor health. He was at the theatre about 2 hours from 10.0, & got through the operation, apparently rather to everyone's surprise, & they said they did not know what would happen when he came round. He had not come round when I went off duty at 5.0; his mother, who had been sent for, was sitting by his bedside as he lay very pale & still. I thought of Roland lying pale & weak & unconscious after his operation, & I had to bend overy my broom as I was sweeping the floor, so that the patients should not see the tears I couldn't keep out of my eyes.
The other case was an everyday appendicitis, complicated by suspected [?]. The man was already in Hospital with an injured leg; this morning his temperature flew up to 104. At first only a [?] was suspected, but then just after the other operation