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JAMA 100 Years Ago
August 4, 2004

UNPRECEDENTED MEDICAL ASPECTS OF THE WAR NOW IN PROGRESS.

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(5):636. doi:10.1001/jama.292.5.636

Warfare has lost its personal character, and is now merely wholesale butchery. This fact is impressively demonstrated by a letter from Dr. Paul Jacoby1 of Orel, Russia, whose experience at the seat of war has shown that the battles and mine explosions affect men like great cosmic phenomena, in which the personal element is entirely lacking. Danger, death itself, present themselves under new and strange forms, altogether different from the ideas of war to which we have been accustomed since the days when knighthood was in flower.

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