Cover of the 1945 Digest Magazine.

Creator

Date Created

1945

Identifier

University of Otago Medical Library - NZ Colln Jnls, D
d471

Publisher

Medical Students

Description

The cover of the 1945 edition of the Medical School magazine, Digest. The image juxtaposes a soldier with a gun and a surgeon with a scalpel, both held at the same angle. Medical students were exempt from conscription during World War II. Due to a shortage in trained medical personnel, the government recommended that the students complete their degrees. Although some still chose to enlist, the cover design suggests that those continuing with their studies were not shirking their duty. Medical training was seen as an essential part of the war effort.

Contributor

Otago University Medical Students

Temporal Coverage

Source

NZ Colln Jnls, Digest, v. 2, no. 6, Oct 1945, cover.

Files

d471.jpg

Citation

Beasley, “Cover of the 1945 Digest Magazine.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 22, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5924.