Modern Medicine and the Great War

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites, Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 1/2/2018

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 in a much wider context. Simultaneously, wartime medical practice reflected the larger concerns and prejudices of early 20th century America as the country coped with the ever-changing complexities of modern industrial society.