Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ann- one of the "snow girls"

Ann eating an apple -
from the collection of Barbara O'Connell (nee Pearce), 1953

Chatting to Barbara about our time together in Craig-y-nos we tried to locate where our respective beds were.

I told her I was out on the balcony.

She replied:" Oh, you were one of the "snow girls"."

One curious thing about this photo: although I have received over 1,200 photos for this project this is the only one that shows a patient ( and it so happens to be myself) eating.

(What criteria did the doctors use in deciding who got the full blown fresh air and snow treatment? After all there were over 20 in Ward 2 and only 6-8 beds on the balcony.)

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