E. H. PARSONS, M.D.
Military medicine reflects both the military operations of the period considered and the current stage of medical advance. Each war has presented its own peculiar medical problems, some of which were not solved until after hostilities had ceased, some of which were solved brilliantly during the heat of battle, and others of which still remain. The scurvy of Washington's troops, the dysentery of both armies in 1861-1865, the typhoid of 1898, and the influenza of 1918 are as identifying in military medicine as are the tactics of the campaigns in which these medical problems arose. If one considers only
PARSONS EH. MILITARY NEUROPSYCHIATRY IN THE PRESENT WAR1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:935–940. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-935
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