Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia
Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
On July 11, 1995, General Ratko Mladic entered Srebrenica, overrunning
the helpless Dutch United Nations battalion, to claim the town for the Bosnian
Serbs. More than 20 000 people sought refuge in nearby factories and
fields. Serb militia searched homes, warehouses, schools, and the surrounding
hills and rounded up thousands of men and boys aged 12 to 77 years. Unarmed
Bosnian Muslim men and boys were gathered in warehouses, lined up, and slaughtered.
In the mountains around Srebrenica, the killing went on for days. Between
July 12 and July 16, 1995, the Bosnian Serb Army killed more than 7000 Muslim
men and boys.1
VanRooyen MJ. Humanitarian Affairs. JAMA. 2005;294(13):1699-1700. doi:10.1001/jama.294.13.1699