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December 14, 1918: A Dartmouth Doctor in WWI

December 14, 1918

Rain in the morning clearing in the late afternoon. 

Pres. Wilson arrives in France today. 

For the past week there have been a large number of French troop going through Toul, probably on their way to Germany.
Yesterday the town was closed to vehicles owing to this movement of men. 

We have had nearly two weeks of damp wet weather. It has not been cold but it had been disagreeable. The room is damp, the clothes are damp. It is quite like a cold fog on the N.E. coast.
There is mud everywhere. 

Col. Tucker tells his enlisted men that the unit will soon go on to Metz. No such order has come through Hdqrs. The man must be insane.
Homer Smith has been ill in the wards with Grippe for four days.
He was to have taken command of the Contagious Hospital. 

From MS-397, Box 1 Folder 16. To read the diary in its entirety, visit Rauner Special Collections Library and ask to see the Harry Goodall papers (MS-397).

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