Modern Medicine and the Great War

Art Exhibition currently on at Smithsonian in District of Columbia, United States. Published by Smithsonian on Thursday 01 December 2016. Friday 31 March 2017 to Tuesday 01 January 2019.

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World War I provided a testing ground for the application of new medical technologies and procedures, and in some cases accelerated their general acceptance or development. At the same time, wartime medical practice reflected the larger concerns and prejudices of early twentieth century America, as the country coped with ever more complex problems of modern industrial society.