It is winter now. It is often cold. I can’t say that I can stand colds. So, sometime ago I suddenly fell ill. I mounted a high temperature. I had a running nose and a sore throat. Also I had a splitting headache and a cough. My whole body ached. My mother fixed me a hot lemonade but that didn’t help me much. She wanted to give me some aspirin tablets too, but there weren’t any in our house. My mother told me to stay in bed, then she called for a doctor.
The doctor came, remove his coat and put on his white gown. The doctor asked me to strip to the waist. He examined my lungs, felt my pulse and blood pressure, took my temperature. Then he examined my throat and said that it was a little inflamed. He said that is was a light case of the flu and told me to stay in bed and to have a rest.
He wrote a prescription for a gargle and cough medicine. Also he gave me some sulfa pills, a slip for x-ray and blood examination. He prescribed cups and mustard plasters. The prescription, which the doctor left, was made up at the chemist’s. I followed all the doctor’s instructions and very soon I felt much better. In 10 days I fully recovered and resumed my studies.