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Identifier: glimpseofindia00swai

Title: A glimpse of India;

Year: 1909 (1900s)

Authors: Swain, Clara A., 1834-1910. [from old catalog]


Publisher: New York, J. Pott & company

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

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nguage. At presentwe take anatomy, physiology and materia medica.We meet every morning at six oclock in one of theclass-rooms of the Orphanage school building andspend from one to two hours on the lesson. Theskeleton which, you remember, astonished the Liver-pool custom-house officer so much when he openedthe box, hangs near me. One of the girls when shefirst saw the skeleton, exclaimed, Oh, Miss Sahiba,how will this woman rise in the resurrection with herflesh in America and her bones in India ? I leaveyou to answer this question in your next letter. Two of the class are appointed each week to lookafter the sick girls in the Orphanage and to accom-pany me when I go to the city and to the Christianvillage. Some of them are very capable and will, Itrust, in time make very clever doctors; others willmake good nurses and more careful mothers for hav-ing the knowledge gained here. Tenth. Just in front of the mission bungalow is a prettylittle summer-house, in shape like the Temple of [36]


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o <0 A Favorable Introduction Jupiter in Rome, but of more perishable material,covered with trailing vines. We take our earlybreakfast—a cup of tea and slice of toast—here everymorning before going to our work. This is a ne-cessity as we have a late breakfast after the morningwork is over. It was cool and pleasant this morning and afterteaching my class and attending to the patients whohad come to the bungalow I drove to the city to visitsome patients in their homes. Mrs. Thomas and oneof my class girls went with me. After driving quitea distance through the main bazar we turned into anarrow crooked street and came to the house wheremy patient lives. It is not to be wondered at thatthere should be sickness in such unsanitary surround-ings ! The woman is very ill and I fear will not re-cover. She is young and has one child, a boy aboutthree years old. Her willingness to submit to treat-ment and take the medicines prescribed for her makesher case a more hopeful one than many that



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