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May 19, 1934

A German Doctor at the Front. (Die Front der Ärzte)

JAMA. 1934;102(20):1706. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750200056036

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The war experience of an illustrious German scientist and clinician is delightfully told in this book. It is not a pedantic narrative objectively committed to print but a human exposition of the author's experiences as medical inspector in Russia and Asia Minor. The facts as the writer observed them are presented without partisan bitterness but with a sympathetic understanding of loyalty and patriotism on both sides. Only a man with such a charming philosophy could have written such a book. Pursuing his medical labors in all possible situations, the author never lost his sense of humor. The story he tells will interest both the layman and the medical man. It is the physician, however, who will glean most from its pages. Mixed with the author's literary charm are medical gems on clinical medicine, epidemiology and sanitation. The settings for his narratives are unique and he has exhausted all their possibilities.

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