An American Engineer in Afghanistan. From the Letters and by A. C.; Bell, Marjorie Jewett (editor) Jewett

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I got another patient with a broken head yesterday and have four now: two broken heads, one jammed finger, and a couple of bad feet. Invented a new salve by mixing iodoform with vaseline. The Shinwaris want me to doctor their horses now; this is insulting! It was early when we arrived at Barikab (Fine Water) after another short trek today. We had just settled and covered our kit when it started to rain. Suddenly we heard a roaring noise, and on looking out saw a flood of water and boulders coming down the nullah evidently from a cloudburst higher up in the hills.

The trail follows up the valleys and our stopping places are little oases where there are trees and water. Along the road there is very little vegetation to be seen except patches of camel grass and thin bunches of grass, though today I noticed a lot of small poppies. I got another patient with a broken head yesterday and have four now: two broken heads, one jammed finger, and a couple of bad feet. Invented a new salve by mixing iodoform with vaseline. The Shinwaris want me to doctor their horses now; this is insulting!

But," said the old man, *A little village near San Jose in California. " I sat on the chair. I stopped with another malik, Mohammad Jan Khan, an Afghan gentleman and landed proprietor with extensive estates, a home, and a mud-walled fort about eight miles north of Kabul just beyond the Pai Minar (Foot of Minaret) Pass. Had been there a couple of months before. He brought me a chair to sit in, and explained that he thought I might come that way again and so had made the chair for me, having noticed that I was not comfortable sitting cross-legged on the floor.

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