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when the stores were teeming with every kind of warm clothing, living skeletons devoured with vermin,
ulcerated, hopeless & helpless & die without ever lifting up their heads 70 – 80 per diem on the Bosphorus alone up to the 13th Feby when we reached our maximum of mortality.
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The report is a model
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of cool conscientious truth but Sir John McNeil & Colonel Tulloch did not see these things. I did, & nobody I believe who has not to this day realizes them.
[in another hand] Extract from a letter of Miss Nightingale