The Great War and Its Legacy: Dr. John Kinder
From Nina Thornton
Dr. John Kinder, associate professor of History and American Studies at Oklahoma State University, presents "Healing the Nation's Wounds: The Great War, Medicine and America's Disabled Veterans." This talk examines the history of US casualties during and after World War I. Though many medical experts predicted a “safe” conflict for American doughboys, the Great War sparked widespread debates about the high price—in bodies and lives—of US intervention. As a result, World War I transformed American attitudes toward disabled vets, laying the groundwork for the policies and problems that shape veterans’ lives today.