Fri Jan. 26th, 1945

Today is MacArthur's birthday. The men on the third floor sat up last night watching artillery fire which they said could not be more than fifteen miles from here. There was bombing before the rising bell. Three men died yesterday. Mr. Higham was one. Three big explosions this evening; demolition by the Japanese. It shook..

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Thursday, Jan. 25th, 1945

Visited my garden at the hospital today. The onions are beginning to grow. Two tomato plants, which planted themselves, are sprouting; the mungo beans are tall; the ginger looks droopy; the mint perky. I talked to Mr. Carey, our chief interpreter. He is in the hospital. The wood crew is throwing benches and furniture from..

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Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 1945

Dr. Blum is sick in hospital with dengue. Bombing, but not continuous. We have been under air raid conditions for 2 weeks. Mr. Moran died today. Diagnosis beri-beri and starvation. He was walking around yesterday. Maggie says, these old people snuff out like candles. We hear all Japanese guards are leaving except Honda, Hiroshi, and..

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Monday, Jan. 22nd, 1945

Eight big explosions between 9 and 10 o'clock last night. We had soy beans for breakfast; queer tasting but doubtless nourishing. New orders from the commandant: EVERYONE must report and stand for roll call whether they have medical certificates or not. Weak or bedridden ones may bring a chair and sit. Some of the poor..

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Sunday, Jan. 21st, 1945

The Japanese are making machine-gun nests of crude rubber at the corner of the Main Bldg. and the Hospital. Artillery fire can be seen from the 3rd floor. Bombing over Mariquina valley. Breakfast: small bowl of rice mush. Lunch: cup of vegetable water. Supper: bowl of mush soup with a few beans. Mr. Shaw, Head..

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