What Is Arthur Hart's Life

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Arthur Hart, a runner for the New York Stock Exchange before he enlisted, was in the 7th Regiment out of New York, also called the “silk stocking regiment”, which served in the trenches in Europe. Out of 25,000 soldiers of the 7th Regiment that went to battle, 25 survived. His division fought in two of the bloodiest battles and was gassed with mustard gas, twice. Hart survived the mustard gas attacks with lung damage and subsequently received the Purple Heart. His return home was made in very poor health: both physically and psychologically. Doctors suggested that he work long hours outside in fresh air to improve his lungs; this plan worked. However, he still suffered from shell shock; this hindered “normal” life events. For example, Hart
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