September 18, 1997
My dear Nasim
It was not possible for me to see you before I came here. You must heard by now that a bad attack of typhoid necessitated my removal to hospital. Today is the sixteenth day of my illness. The complications which had set in towards the beginning have gradually disappeared. But the fever still persists. Apart from the oral administration of medicines I was given several injections. No solid food is given to me neither can I take y liquid food. The doctors hope that I shall get around in another twelve day's time. It is needless to say that I have grown very weak. It shall be sometime before I am my old self again.
The ward I am in has ten beds. That is to say beside my self there are nine other patients. They are suffering from various diseases one has got pneumonia one remitted fever another bronchitis. Two beds have just been occupied and I cannot say what these two patients are suffering from But from what I see of them it appears that their case is rather serious. The three others in my ward have recovered and will be discharged as soon as they are quite fit.
Very sincerely yours