Stephen Warner Diaries, Volume II, April 2016

3Thursday April 11

“today we had a terrible case in the theatre – the patient had half his nose, the whole of his right cheekbone and upper jaw and about 1/3 of his tongue shot away – his right eye and lower jaw were saved to him – we could do little for him except, as it were, to pull him together a bit before sending him to England – this in appearance, was one of the worst cases I have see.”

Sunday April 16

“another poor chap came on the table with both his legs off and a very badly fractured arm. When someone remarked that death would  be a happy release for him, his M.O. said he truly wanted just to get back to England to see his wife – it seemed so pathetic on quite big man at that – he died a day or two later.”

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