CHARLES C. HILLMAN, F.A.C.P.
Progress, whether it be natural, political, or scientific, rarely proceeds long at a uniform rate. The unceasing effects of erosion and climatic cycles on the earth's surface are interspersed with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other cataclysmic events that accomplish in minutes or hours changes ordinarily requiring centuries or possibly millions of years. Armed invasions effect political changes that otherwise would require generations or possibly not occur at all. Likewise in the fields of science, war is a force that quickens progress to an enormous degree. Nowhere is this effect better represented than in the science of medicine.
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HILLMAN CC. MILITARY MEDICINE: THE OLD AND THE NEW1. Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:361–366. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-3-361
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