April 10, 1943
Continuation of No. 19

Casablanca, Morocco

Dear Folksies,

         First of all, let me assure you that both of us are feeling right in the pink again. I am not working nearly as hard on the ortho and anesthesia service as I did on Isolation, but, of course, on the latter service I had one peculiar trait, in a thing like that, I like to run the whole works or none, so I ran the whole works and really got run. Now the other boys are having their run of cases and getting their fill, tho’ in the dept. things are slowing up. Yesterday I gave 5 spinals and one sodium pentothal.

         I have an update on Pete Joseph. He has measles, and apparently his “pneumonia” was one of the prodromal signs, symptoms, and what have you.

         At present we are rationed rather small amounts of candy, but actually ‘tis adequate. There are really plenty of cigarettes – 4 cartons per month per person, and 30 cigars per person per month. Candy is limited, but as I said before, more appreciated, and then, of course, Lois still can make fudge from time to time.

 Loads of love,

rene-transparent

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More of this letter to come on
April 12

Pete Joseph has measles.

During World War II, cigarettes were not only included in rations, but also sent to the troops for free. Cigarette ads suggested that the American public should send cigarettes to troops overseas.