Gensai Murai Hana; A Daughter of Japan

ISBN 13: 9781230458670

Hana; A Daughter of Japan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER FIVE. THE HORYO IMON KWAI. (Society for Comfortiaf/ the Ciijittre.) the captives were kindlv '/ treate tne Japanese govern ment, and Mr. Danski, who '"i§-5" was among the number, had no cause to complain. After he had been removed to the Japanese vessel and received temporary surgical treatment, he was taken to the Japanese naval base, and thence he was carried to the Saseho Hospital, where a surgical operation was performed upon him. The wound on the shoulder was a very bad one, and it was thought best to remove him to the Nagasaki Hospital to be cared for under the eminent surgeon there. From the time he was taken to the Nagasaki Hospital, his progress was very favourable, at which the captive was not a little astonished, wondering at the advancement of medical and surgical science in Japan. The cordial sympathy that was shown to the captives was not limited to the hand of the authorities only, the nation at large made no secret of its friendly feeling. As the outlet of this friendly feeling, a volunteer society under the name of the "Horyo Imon Kwai" (Society for Comforting the Captives) was organized by the influential personages of the Empire. Dr. Hayashi and his daughter were not behind in promoting this humane act. This society appointed a special committee to meet the captives, every time they were forwarded to this country. The duties of the committee were to comfort them and make them feel at home in a strange land, and nurse them if needed. The visitors were generally appointed from the female members of the society, of gentle and kind disposition. When the report came to the headquarters of the society, informing them that a captive, a Russian naval officer, who was badly wounded at the bombardment of Port Arthur...

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