20 Sep 1942, W J Carrie's wartime diary
I should have been in hospital tonight - the blood count was bad and Smalley's certificate describes me as having "acute anaemia" I saw Greaves' certificate too - Haemoglobin 52%. Red Corpuscles 2,270,000 in place of the usual 5 million. I fixed up a bed yesterday and got all ready but I heard at 11 that they had to admit an emergency case - poor old Bellamy has a septic foot and is threatened with general septicaemia.
So I'll go in on Tuesday the 22nd and I'm going to feed up when I'm there even though a tin of "bully" costs H$10 and 6 oz Carnation milk H$7. Rest and extra food will soon put me right I'm sure.