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The Cover
March 21, 2001

Ruby Green Singing

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2001;285(11):1403. doi:10.1001/jama.285.11.1403

The year was 1928. It was the end of the first decade after a devastating world war. Like the rest of the 20s, it roared. The United States elected its 31st president, Herbert Hoover. Along with 62 other countries, it also renounced future wars. The "final triumph over poverty," as it was phrased, was supposedly in sight. The market soared and just as giddily dipped. Amelia Earhart flew the Atlantic. Depending on their income, people drove Fords, Chevrolets, Plymouths, DeSotos, Chryslers, Stutzes, Auburns, or nothing at all. They danced the Charleston.

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