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November 16, 1935

Around a World on Fire: Exploits and Escapes of an Austrian World War Surgeon

JAMA. 1935;105(20):1632. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760460068028

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The experiences of physicians during the World War were probably as extraordinary and varied as those of any other group. The author of this volume, who is now a physician in Milwaukee, served as a front line surgeon with the Austrian army. After being captured, he did some work in Russia, going eventually to a prison camp in Siberia. With another physician he escaped in Chinese disguise and traveled across China, finally reaching Peiping. From there he came to the United States and from there he traveled back to Austria. He has a flare for what is dramatic and he tells his story with literary simplicity. Some extraordinary drawings have been contributed by Hans V. Schrötter.

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