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Dr. Thomas W. Salmon of New York, who was a Colonel in the Medical Corps of the army during the war, tesifying today before the Senate committee investigating the condition of wounded, ill and otherwise disabled ex-soldiers, made the statement that in 1920 400 former soldiers committed suicide in New York State.
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Dr. Salmon condemned the proposal to use abandoned cantonments for hospitals. They woud prove veritable fire-traps, he declared.

"If we fill them full of invalids," he said, "the first thing we should do is to erect a monument in the centre of the cantonment with an inscription on it stating that it was destroyed, not as an act of God, but because the Government found it cheaper to burn its insane veterans than to care for them."

by Cat on Wed Jul 7th, 2021 at 04:23:30 PM EST
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