JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
Warfare has lost its personal character, and is now merely wholesale
butchery. This fact is impressively demonstrated by a letter from Dr. Paul
Jacoby1 of Orel, Russia, whose experience at the seat of war has
shown that the battles and mine explosions affect men like great cosmic phenomena,
in which the personal element is entirely lacking. Danger, death itself, present
themselves under new and strange forms, altogether different from the ideas
of war to which we have been accustomed since the days when knighthood was
UNPRECEDENTED MEDICAL ASPECTS OF THE WAR NOW IN PROGRESS. JAMA. 2004;292(5):636. doi:10.1001/jama.292.5.636
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