S. South Africa/English
This afternoon I was called to the hospital in Saint Malo, Surgical department 2. It was not what you might call fun, for we had to discuss what post-mortem actions would need to be taken for a man who was on the point of death. His daughter, who had arrived from South Africa, and his granddaughter were present as well as the secretary, Mme J., a wonderful woman who for the previous two months had helped them enormously. There really are some extraordinary people in our hospitals. They might need my services again. We discussed matters with great dignity and deep feeling on their part. A real lesson in life!