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August 28, 1897

MILITARY SURGERY IN GREECE.

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SURGEON-GENERAL OF ILLINOIS N. G. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(9):405-410. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440350001001

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Abstract

The war between Greece and Turkey is ended. It was a short and in many respects a remarkable combat. After six or seven conflicts little Greece was conquered by an overpowering foe. In a little more than a month the little kingdom found itself trampled under the feet of a fanatic and greedy conqueror. Fate was against Greece from the beginning of the conflict. The scanty resources of the country made it impossible to maintain an army upon a modern war footing and its citizens, the descendants of the proud and warlike Hellenes, are no longer the equals of their forefathers whose daring exploits and victories have been immortalized in prose and poetry. Centuries of subjugation to foreign power and policies have resulted in a loss of confidence and a diminution in the intrinsic resisting power of the nation that once, under the leadership of great statesmen and warriors, constituted

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