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I just cannot wait to get hold of Dr Gray's book! When I and Dr Gray
visited the City Hospital as students, I remember seeing a patient with
scarlet fever being treated with steam from a kettle. The late Dr
Alexander Joe was describing the case. It was very hard to hear Dr Joe as
his voice was not loud and there were 40 students plus nursing staff at
the bedside.I went up to speak to Dr Joe after the other syudents had gone
and asked him if he remembered sharing "diggs" in his student days during
WWI and throwing sugar on the fire to make it go better. He did remember
and, to my embarassement started to cry. Dr Joe had a diploma in Public
Health, but never used this in his correspondence. He was just Alexander
Joe, MD. I learned subsequently that his son served in submarines in
World War II.
Colin M Mailer,
450 Central Avenue,