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A sick bay is a compartment in a ship used for medical purposes — the ship's hospital. The sick bay will contain the ship's medicine chest which may be divided into separate cabinets such as a refrigerator for medicines which require cold storage and a locked cabinet for controlled substances such as morphine. The sick bay and the medicine chest should be kept locked, with the keys only being available to the medical officer and the ship's master. The term is also applied ashore by the United States Navy and Marine Corps to treatment clinics on naval stations and Marine bases. Sick bays appear in popular science fiction franchises, such as Battlestar Galactica or the Star Trek series, as the medical facility on board a starship.
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‘'Edith has taken ill, has a high fever. I want her to go to the hospital. Though there is a great fear of being gassed because every week Dr. Mengele goes to the sick-bay to pick out those women who in his opinion are too thin to be left alive. Despite everything, I bring Edith there. She has a fever of 41 degrees and is immediately admitted to the sick-bay barracks. (...) One morning new patients arrive. Suddenly I recognize Edith, she has come from another ward of sick-bay barracks. She is but a mere shadow of herself. A few days later she dies, totally worn out.
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