8th July, 1938.
Dr. Janet Vaughan,
British Postgraduate Medical School,
Hammersmith Hospital L.C.C.,
Dear Dr. Janet Vaughan,
I am very much obliged to you for your recent letters, and especially for your news about our Nurses who were patients at the Hammersmith Hospital L.C.C.
I saw Dr. Watson last night, and he tells me that Nurse Penny Phelps is still running a vacillating high temperature of uncertain origin. But I know that everything possible is being done and I am very grateful to you indeed for your kind interest. Perhaps you will like to know when the question of their return to England sick was first mooted, certain members of the Committee got together, and through Dr. Jeger, the L.C.C. Administrative Medical Staff was approached, and did everything they possibly could to help us, and got into touch with Hammersmith for their reception, and to be put into the Staff sick quarters. George Jeger, at my request, visited the Hospital and saw the Medical Superintendent, and was assured by him that everything was done that could possibly be done for their comfort.
I have not been able to see them myself but I have kept in close touch with everything that is being done, and on occasions, when George Jeger has had to be away for the week-end, have remained on call at my house, because once the Medical Superintendent told him when Penny Phelps was ill that week-end that he would like to have the address of some member of the Committee in case he had to call for them suddenly.
At any rate I would like to assure you that there was no lack of interest on the part of the Committee in regard to these two girls who have done such excellent work for us in Spain.
I am so glad that you took the trouble to write to me about these matters, and I want to assure you that I deeply appreciate your kindly interest in all that you have done.
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