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socially & one never spoke to senior staff unless spoken to. Of course rules were broken & risks taken, but we were well fed & cared for if sick   had a lovely recreation room, tennis courts & a concert party  formed a fete in the summer & a dance at Xmas. We were given free theatre & cinema tickets periodically & a 6p fruit ticket weekly. These would be pooled & as fruit was really cheap we did very well. The first year we studied Hygiene, First Aid, Anatomy & Physiology & Practical, bed making & Basic care  Nutrition, visited sewerage works & such.  2nd & 3 yrs were Medical & Surgical including theatre work & administration, Materia Medica & Pathology  the Nervous System, Circulatory System, Hormones & every which way the body works, muscles the origin & insertion of, glandular system  reproductive system, Every treatment & dressing meant setting up large dressing trolleys with drums & dishes & instruments all sterile   oh! so many things  I've still got my schedule. Diets & Vitamins, Parasites, preparing splints, & a thousand & one things  Not so technical as today, but so much