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September 2014

Remembering World War I: Joyce Kilmer’s Trees

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  • 1Private practice
  • 2retired
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(9):1028. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.10448

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. There were 116 516 American military personnel killed in this war, including Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918). He is better known simply as Joyce Kilmer and for his beloved poem called Trees, which begins:

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

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