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Guns, bombs and stethoscopes

Brendan J Nelson
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (9): 553. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01122
Published online: 28 October 2014

It is tempting, human beings that we are, to settle for the broad brushstrokes of history. In neglectful ignorance we can easily forget individual sacrifices made in our name and allow the past to become a distant stranger. To do so in relation to our medical forebears who served, and of whom many were wounded and died in World War I, would demean them and diminish us.

  • Brendan J Nelson

  • Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

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