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Go Down to Suffering and Raise it Up

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  • Sarah E. Abrams

    1. PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405
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Sarah E. Abrams, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405. E-mail: Sarah.Abrams@uvm.edu

Abstract

ABSTRACT In a partial reprint of a January 1919 editorial from The Public Health Nurse, readers will find an Editor's attempt to find meaning in the long, bitter, and highly destructive Great War, known in contemporarily as World War I. The Editor expresses hope that something constructive can emerge from so much devastation. Parallels to contemporary conflicts are readily apparent. Veterans, specifically nurses returning from the battlefields of Europe in this excerpt, deserve acknowledgement and through the knowledge of suffering gained in war, use the skills they possess to advance health and human happiness in times of peace.

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