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August 6, 1949

The American Soldier: Adjustment During Army Life. Volume I

JAMA. 1949;140(14):1189. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900490055028

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The American Soldier: Combat and Its Aftermath. Volume II. By Samuel A. Stouffer and others. Studies in Social Psychology in World War II. Cloth. Price, $7.50; $13.50 per set of 2 volumes. Pp. 675, with illustrations. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N. J.; Oxford University Press, Amen House, Warwick Sq., London, E.C. 4, 1949.

Tolstoy long ago wrote in his book War and Peace, "In Warfare the force of Armies is the product of the mass multiplied by something else, an unknown X." In an effort to determine this unknown factor, the Research Branch, Information and Education Division, United States Army, interviewed more than half a million soldiers during World War II. Never before had modern methods of social science been employed on so large a scale

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