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Turkish Prisoners in Egypt

A Report by the Delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,807 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.1
LoC Category: H
Downloads: 467
Added to site: 2008.07.02
mnybks.net#: 21406
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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Cases of venereal disease are also confined to separate premises.

The orderlies live in two comfortable tents in the hospital garden, one of which, is occupied by those on day duty, the other by those on night duty.

Hygiene.--The water is of good quality, supplied from the Cairo water system. The prisoners can use the well-equipped hot and cold baths at their pleasure. Invalids wash themselves, or are washed with the aid of bowls. Convalescents wash at the taps supplied for their use.

The latrines are on the Turkish plan, with automatic water-flush, and discharge into the town drainage.

Food.--The hospital management employs a contractor to do the provisioning. The food is prepared in the kitchen by 4 Egyptian employés. The dietary of the Turkish soldiers differs somewhat from that of the German and Austrian prisoners, in order to suit the palates of each. For example, the Turks prefer flat loaves, which are baked for them; while European prisoners g

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