DA Ballantyne War Diary 1942-1945
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Handwritten diary of Dr DA Ballantyne’s life as a prisoner-of-war, in Germany, between late 1942 and mid 1945
List of medical-related abbreviations used throughout this transcript –
B.M.J. – British Medical Journal
CNS. – Central Nervous System
Dr. – Doctor
E.K.G. – Electo-cardiograph
I.V. – intravenous
L – Left side of a person or body
M.O. – Medical Officer
M.R.C.P – Member of the Royal College of Physicians
O.Ps. – Outpatients
P.R. – per Rectum – rectal examination
R – Right side of a person or body
TB – Tuberculosis
The letter C with a dash written above the letter and sometimes seen with a dot above the dash, (neither being available as a typed symbol), is a commonly used medical abbreviation for the word “with”. This symbol appears throughout the original text with the full word used in place of the symbol in the transcript.
Other commonly used abbreviations commonly used throughout the text –
Br – British
E – East
Fr – French
N – North
N.C.Os. – Non Commisioned Officers
P.O.W. – Prisoner of War
S – South
SE – southeast
W – West
Format of the originalSmall notebook of handwritten notes
- Captain Diamond Allan Ballantyne