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June 2, 1917

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(22):1626-1630. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060034017
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SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1917 

THE DUTY OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IN THIS WAR  This is the most destructive war the world has ever experienced. Indeed, it is more than a war. It is a cataclysm in the progress of civilization. In its effects on man it is comparable to the great geologic epochs which have endangered the existence of the race and profoundly modified the development of civilization. Whatever may be the results of this titanic struggle, the trend of man's evolution must be profoundly altered. Ultimately, it may result in benefit to the race; or it may lead to deterioration. Our success, with that of our allies, is essential to the welfare of the

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