LOUIS H. RODDIS
The soldier poet who wrote the most arresting poem of the World War was Canadian, born of Scottish ancestry. He was the second son of David McCrae and Janet Eckford who were married January 21, 1870. The older son Thomas McCrae also became a notable man, a professor of medicine, the relative by marriage of Sir William Osler with whom he collaborated in the production of an encyclopedic treatise on medicine well known to most practitioners.
John was born November 30, 1872. He began his education when scarcely three years of age by learning the Shorter Catechism. This learning of
RODDIS LH. The Poet of Flanders Fields12: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, Canadian Army Medical Corps. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1657–1662. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-12-1657
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(12):1657-1662.
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