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Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(2):177-183. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-23-2-177
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Little did any of us believe, four years ago, that our nation, morally decent and peaceloving, could be developed into the greatest military power in the history of mankind! Little did we realize that we could mobilize our manpower and production to provide the necessary material to prosecute this global war. We not only succeeded in preventing enemy invasion of our own shores but helped turn the tide for our beleaguered allies who were facing impending disaster. A few years ago we were a smugly complacent pacifistic democracy, comfortably entrenched in a false feeling of security due to what we


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