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As a medical officer on the West Front, Captain Manion was particularly able to study the morale of the Allied army under the most adverse conditions. His book represents not so much a diary of his progress as a series of chapters on various phases of his work. It has. not the fine finish of careful literary preparation; but readers of war books are asking merely for red blood and adventure, not "style." Captain Manion was in "it" and he tells about "it" in his own language.
A Surgeon in Arms.. JAMA. 1918;71(7):594. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600330092035