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WRITES FROM FRANCE
E. H. SPENCE, Manager
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A charming pond, dotted by grace
ful swans, is a part of the national
beauty of the hospital surruondings in
a French village, as described by Miss
Christine M. Murphy,- former Camp
Gredn base hospital nurse who is now
in foreign service.
Miss Murphy belongs to the Boston
unit, Base Hospital No. 41, which left
the United States a month ago. Other
nurses stationed at Camp Greene who
were called with the same unit were
Misses Ahearn and Hart. They had
been here for more than two months .
before the call. Miss Murphy was in
B-5 on night duty during a part of her
stay here ^nd was later connected with
the operating room staff. „
The following letter, received last.
Saturday, is to Miss McNaney, nurse
in the eye clinic:
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Had a wonderful trip over—some
what adventurous—we will have lots
to tell you.
Was so pleased to really arrive in
France. And what a wonderful place
this is. It is just like stepping out
of a story book, we have taken over
old hotels. We have a park around
our house and the main chateaux and
there are the most charming baths
We have a little pond with the dearest
white swans in it and the girls say
there are deer in the park. I haven’t
seen them as yet. But it is a wonder
ful place to stroll and enjoy nature.
“Have a spring of mineral water
right on the grounds. As yet I do not
really enjoy drinking it however,
“Last night we returned from a near
by camp where some of we girls were
sent to establish a base hospital,
worked very hard and experienced the
hardships of existing conditions in
“I was much surprised to find the
unit of orderlies that left Camp Greene
there. The boys were glad to see us
as we were to see them, (It is be
lieved that the men referred to are the
forty-five orderlies who were sent from
the Camp Greene base hospital on July
“We start our real tours of duty to
morrow. It will be rather monotonous
as we have but a few patients.
“We plan to go down to the village
this afternoon to buy some candy
sricks and to see if we can £et any
chocolate. We cannot go to the village
without a pass.
“Bicycle riding is the chief form of
amusement here but I have not par
ticipated as yet. I wish they used side
“Be sure and remember me to the
Camp Greene nurses that remain.
“CHRISTINE M. MURPHY,
“Base Hospital No. 44, A. E. F.”
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