EDWARD L. BORTZ, Commander MC-V(S) USNR, F.A.C.P.
When a peace loving nation is attacked, its citizens are called upon to make the most important adjustment of a lifetime. In total war, everyone is an important cog in his country's defense. Considerations of individual convenience and safety must be subordinated for national security. In time of peace, the various vocations and avocations offer the citizen a wide choice of useful pursuits, and independence of individual action is a sign of national vitality. However, when face to face with a national emergency, a rigorous discipline is essential to efficient military action. The energies and lives of
BORTZ EL. ADJUSTMENT IN WARTIME1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:457–469. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-3-457
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(3):457-469.
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