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April 1944

Medicine and the War.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(4):414. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290280112013

This series of ten lectures on "Medicine and the War," given by members of the faculty of the University of Chicago, were intended for student groups and are discussions of a series of medical problems highlighted by the war. The science and art of medicine play a most important role in modern warfare.

The first lecture by Dr. Arno B. Luckhardt is a historical review of the role of medicine in war. This is followed by a consideration of food as a basic fuel for both soldier and civilian in wartime. Another lecture reviews the recent advances in chemotherapy, especially the sulfonamide compounds, antimalarial agents, penicillin and thyrothricin. Dr. William H. Taliaferro's survey of the problem of malaria is excellent and indicates that malaria is the most important infectious disease in the present war. Dr. Clay G. Huff reviews the problems related to changes in modern transportation and how airplane

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