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August 10, 1918

Surgeon Grow, an American in the Russian Fighting.

JAMA. 1918;71(6):489. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600320073030

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Abstract

Dr. Malcolm C. Grow went to Russia in 1915 to work for the Red Cross. He became a lieutenant-colonel [corresponding in rank to major in our army] in the medical department of the Russian army, and was christened in true Russian style Malcolm Alvaovitch Grow. He is now a major in our own Medical Reserve Corps. Dr. Grow's book is not a description of medical organization or a treatise on the care of the wounded; it is a thrilling account of adventure, of attack and retreat, of betrayal through German intrigue, of the spirit of a simple and long suffering peasant people under most adverse conditions. At the same time trench conditions are pictured with much of what Irvin Cobb calls "the essence of the trenches," a rather grim, yet high-spirited humor. Dr. Grow was several times wounded, and received the medal of St. George from the hands of the

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