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[Perspectives] Moral injury in time of war

The word injury derives from the Latin injuria meaning a wrong. Applied to both physical and psychological wounds, it is now used as a label for the impact that a moral and ethical dilemma might have on an individual’s wellbeing. Although the term moral injury is relatively recent, examples can readily be found in the aftermath of past conflicts. As the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 approaches, it is opportune to explore how its survivors attempted to come to terms with so much death—doctors at war like Arthur Osburn.

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