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More than a century after the First World War, Canadian historian Robert C. Engen tells the story of George Brock Chisholm, a soldier from Oakville, Ont. whose military experience informed his decision to become a psychiatrist. His work changed the way the Canadian military assessed recruits – for both mental and physical fitness – before sending them to war. Chisholm later became the celebrated first director-general of the World Health Organization. As we mark Remembrance Day, Engen says Chisholm's achievements remind us of the potential lost in every war.