December 4, 1944

[5] Dec 4th – No action - very persistent rumors again about relief supplies - It is reported that we are to receive one large American kit and one small Canadian kit, dried fruits, Commander cigarettes, powdered egg, etc. etc - All this may be wishful thinking, but I hope there is more to these..

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December 3, 1944

[New unnumbered page (4)] December 3rd – No action – No news. The silence is depressing, but we still hope for release by Xmas The Japanese must be making very determined efforts to retake Leyte - Also we have heard of some sort of bombing truce applicable to the Manila area for the first week..

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December 2, 1944

[New page, unnumbered (2)] Dec. 2nd –Fluoroscopy this A.M. No indication of spots or lesions. - My blood pressure is only 90/70 - The doctors have ordered me to bed, up only for meals - At night I play a rubber or so of bridge with my friends in the broadcasting room - And so..

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December 1, 1944

[1] Dec. 1st - No action - Have a frightful cold – No room in the Hospital - So must stay in my room. 150 internees over 50 years of age are to be transferred to Los Baños. This means that either the Japanese want more room for themselves, or that they intend to intern..

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November 30, 1944

Nov. 30th Air-raid alert at 8:20 AM. I feel very much better today. Probably because the depressing effect of large dosages of Sulfa-drugs has been eliminated –- Clarence Beliel, head of publicity, Bessie Hackett, his Asst., and I have founded a "Prunes for Gloomy Remarks Club." Anyone making a gloomy remark about the war, the..

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November 29, 1944

[176] Nov. 29th Well, my week is up and so far I have heard of no great developments. I want to write in here a few remarks on "Eyeless in Gaza" and "The Late George Apley" but I do not have strength enough - I am reading fitfully "As I Remember Him" by Hans Zinsser...

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November 28, 1944

Nov. 28th Still in bed - The pathologist says the dysentery is worse – Still miserable - Thank God we have had the Flexner bacillus here and not the Shiga bacillus! No action all day - Very few rumors - everyone depressed – Tonight it was announced there will be no more coconut milk -..

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November 27, 1944

Nov 27th In bed – fever – diarrhea – Sulfaguanidine – paregoric30 – utterly miserable – Slept nearly all day – Very dizzy & weak from the Sulfa drug – Never have rumors been so great as today – 1) Jap admirals killed Nov. 25th when our planes bombed battleship & cruisers in Manila Bay..

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November 26, 1944

[173] Nov 26th I have had a talk with some of our doctors -- they told me that the No. of deaths will increase greatly in December – The diet is beginning to take its toll – up to now the deaths have been limited to the aged – where there is an organic defect..

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