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May 8, 1943

REFLECTIONS OF AN ARMY OFFICER ON MEDICAL STUDENTS AND THE WAR: BRIGADIER GENERAL HUGH JACKSON MORGAN MEDICAL CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY

JAMA. 1943;122(2):71-74. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840190001001
Abstract

My reflections as an officer in the Medical Department of the United States Army are neither carefully arranged nor very clearly expressed. They are based on no grand historical view of the times in which we live nor do they stem from any ordered, philosophical concept of our destiny as human beings on this globe. Moreover, they are directed not to those of my generation but to the medical students and house officers who are in attendance on this occasion. I am especially anxious to make the latter point clear, since I feel that I may be a little closer to the students than to their elders, for it has been my good fortune to have spent a large part of the past eighteen years with medical students. I think I know medical students and I doubt not that a good many of them know me— perhaps better than I

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