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The Cover
August 22/29, 2001

Punishment for Intoxication

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2001;286(8):891. doi:10.1001/jama.286.8.891

As a war correspondent for Harper's Weekly, the young, aspiring painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910) probably sent more eloquent dispatches than anyone from the front to the folks at home. Wordless, they were black-and-white illustrations rather than text; they caught not the heat of battle, but the human moments between the battles. They centered on the man, not the warrior; in so doing they portrayed perhaps the biggest battles of all: universal longings and weaknesses fought on the battleground of the individual.

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