This medical case sheet is representative of many which record cases of trench foot, a result of remaining in water filled trenches. It provides details of treatment and insight into conditions at the front, (Catalogue ref: MH 106/2085)
|Medical Case Sheet Army Form I 1237|
|No, in Admission and Discharge Book
|1915||7th London||26||6 months|
|Station & Date
|Disease: Trench Feet
Began 3 weeks in the reserve line trench just behind Loos. Had been standing in water for several days. Feet were very swollen, and he lost sensation- skin unbroken. He also complained of chilliness-could not get warm even in hospital-treated in No.2 Canadian Hospital Le Freporte- Treatment: Boracic Powder daily.
He can walk a little, sensation is returning-throbbing pain. Anaesthesia [loss of sensation] in his left foot. Treatment- Is being rubbed daily with Turpentine and olive oil.
Improvement satisfactory. Transferred to convalescent home.
Furlough (On leave)