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Note by Oskar Speck

Date: 1939
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Copyright: © Australian National Maritime Museum
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Note
Object No: ANMS0541[011]

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    • The document consists of one sheet of paper with pencil entries on the front and back.] October in the camp Hagenbeck Letter to Grete, Port M. Witte Thursday Island Neuhaus Gagen Letter to Consul 27 November 1939 Letter from Domselaar 7 December 1939 Letter received from NG on 8 December 1939, brought in by the consul, from 4 weeks earlier Malaria fit after one week in the camp, second fit two weeks later. I wasn’t medically examined, taking of a blood sample was refused. One month quinine 1 g per day. The medical hut is very drafty, I felt it badly during the fever periods. During the week 3 to 10 December I had very strong rheumatic attacks in my shoulders at first. I reported it on 9/12 and received ointment treatment by the paramedic. I had the fifth attack on 14 January 40 (previously one before, one during Christmas). Reported directly to the paramedic who refused quinine but attempted to take a blood sample. The doctor was informed over the phone. He refused taking a blood sample but gave me quinine. Straight away I complained to the camp … [end of the page, text breaks off]. [reverse page:] 2 October moneys received: at first 3 shilling, no stamps 5 shillings and stamps 13 shillings and stamps
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