Glimpsing the hidden world of World War I through his photographs, Dr. Gusky believes, can underscore the powerful lessons of history. Prior to World War I , he said, “people were intoxicated by progress and modern technology. They believed that science was an inexorable force that could do only good. Then they experienced the dark side of modern progress when all the technologies that made life efficient, exhilarating, and powerful were deployed in service of mass destruction on an incomprehensible scale.” Emergency physicians can “inspire others to be courageous and remain hopeful when the world seems to be falling apart around them. We are privileged to work on a frontline of modern life and have a duty and a responsibility to model what it means to be human in an inhuman world.”
For more images and information, visit http://jeffgusky.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/HiddenWWI. Dr. Gusky will be releasing a new photograph from his collection, entitled “The Hidden World of WWI,” every day on Facebook through the end of the WWI Centenary in 2019.
Gretchen Henkel is a medical journalist based in California.