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February 9, 1918

WAR PROBLEMS AND FOOD

Author Affiliations

Palo Alto, Calif. President, Leland Stanford Junior University.

JAMA. 1918;70(6):408-409. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600060054025

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —We are now witnessing one of the greatest races in the whole history of humanity, the race of the United States with Destiny. During the course of the war, we have often heard it said that help came too late—England was too late in Serbia, too late in Gallipoli, and the allied powers were too late in support of Italy. Shall we be too late to bring that help to our associates in this war that is necessary to prevent a German victory? I feel that we shall eventually win this war, but we have many ugly facts to face and face squarely.One hears it said that food will win the war. How many realize that with food and food alone can we successfully fight the German submarine? The woman in her home can now play a more important part than the soldier in training. The

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