THE CALL TO ARMS.
>1 TO TUB KDITOR. a Sir,—“ Reader ” would be acting in the in- !. terests of humanity in general and this 6 community in particular were he to divulge 5 where is to be found any recognised medi--4 cal text book embracing the teaching that in the space of 12 or 18 hours after the patient ha* contracted a philj tho prognosis is death from penumonia, or quote from a standard medical journal a single i case when, and without tho aid of a hypo- '* dermic injection or other administration of a narcotic, death took place 12 or 18 ® hours after the initial rigor characteristic o of acute pneumonia. Then, and then only, * will it be possible for me to believe that j England’s only “Bobs” died as stated in q tho cablegrams. How touching and clra--0 matic it. was for the words to bo put into v the mouth of Field-marshal French that j the hero of Kandahar died in his sleep. 1 But to save the medical profession from l’ the reproach of having robbed England of I « a soldier whoso moral force was never so j much needed as at present some excuse . a had to be found, and the passing of ■ a “ Bobs ” whilst asleep was evidently con- I • sidefed a fitting climax to the career of * 3 the greatest of military strategists. ( c The onus of proving how one map con--2 traded ptomaine poisoning and hundreds | ; of others who partook of the same food got off scot free is left to *' Reader.” A re- ,! feronce to the British ‘Journal of Nursi. ing’ might throw some light on the matl- tar,—l am, etc., 0 D. Wish art. a November 27. 6
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THE CALL TO ARMS., Evening Star, Issue 15663, 30 November 1914
THE CALL TO ARMS. Evening Star, Issue 15663, 30 November 1914
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