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August 29, 1896

THE PREVENTION OF WAR AND THE PROMOTION OF PEACE, IN RELATION TO STATE MEDICINE.

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MOBILE. ALA.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(9):453-456. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430870001001

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Abstract

The common saying that every question has two sides is generally true. But it is also true that the reasons in favor of one side are more numerous and stronger than those in favor of the other. It is fortunate that this is so. Persons of a fair degree of intelligence, by laying aside selfishness, passion and prejudices and by honestly using proper available helps, can reach such proofs as render truth plain and duty clear. One of the greatest questions that can arise in the course of human affairs happens to be before the nations as the question of the hour. It is the question of "war or peace." Two strongly antagonistic tendencies are in energetic action over nearly all the civilized world. The tendency toward war is manifested by the popular masses and their legislative representatives in our own and many foreign countries by an unusual restlessness, a

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