THE LEGACY OF THE 1914 - 18 WAR
- 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1: a pivotal time for Europe and a key transition point for medical science. The Lancet marks this centenary with a three part series â€˜Legacy of the war 1914-1918â€™. The three papers examine the impact of World War 1 on infectious disease, military psychiatry, and amputation related pain. Accompanying the Series is an original research article describing a genetic analysis of a Shigella strain isolated in 1915, and a Case Report of the soldier from whom this strain was isolated.