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July 7, 1934

Certain Samaritans

JAMA. 1934;103(1):65. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750270067032

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Against a lurid background of postwar fighting in the Near East, Dr. Lovejoy has painted a vivid picture of a great piece of medical work and a great piece of women's work. The American Women's Hospitals were organized during the World War as the challenge of America's women physicians, who found themselves without a place in the war plans of the government. Arriving in France too late to see much action before the armistice, they nevertheless rendered some fine service in the war-torn areas of France but found their greatest field later in alleviating the suffering of the innocent bystanders in that great war game, the Christian populations of Turkey and, to a lesser extent, the Moslem population of Greece. The story is well told, and no opportunity is lost to hold up the utter inhumanity and the cynical cruelty of war. In the old hospital at Scutari, where Florence

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