October 1975


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by Marcus J. Smith, 91 pp, $6.95, University of New Mexico Press, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(10):1410-1411. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330100136034

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Brief Reviews

There is nothing new in this book. The story of Dachau has been told and retold and, for the most part, conveniently forgotten. The book will be of special value to those who have an interest in World War II and especially to the military medical buff. Furthermore, the story needs to be retold, even again. It would be unwise to forget man's inhumane treatment of his fellow man and to believe that the horror described here "could never happen again." Perhaps equally as moving as the story itself are the charcoal drawings done by an unidentified prisoner prior to his death. The author obviously did not have an easy time writing this book and the reader will not find it easy going. However, it is a worthwhile investment of time.

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