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Dr. Mabel Elliott, a Bostonian, was on the trek following the French soldiers out of Marash. She had been the medical director of the hospital in Marash where most of her patients were Armenian women survivors of the Genocide of 1915. She learned later of the fate of one of her favorite patients in the hospital. This young tubercular woman, too weak to escape over the mountains took off her clothes and sat by an open window, to quietly freeze to death in the night rather than wait for the Turks to enter the hospital for the sick and wounded left behind.
This excerpt found in the book: DOUBLE VISION by Ben H. Bagdikian, pages 88-89.