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John McCrae

McCrae, John (məkrāˈ) [key], 1872–1918, Canadian physician and poet. His famous poem "In Flanders Fields," written under fire during World War I, was published anonymously in Punch in 1915 and under his name in a posthumous volume, In Flanders Fields (1919). He died of pneumonia during the war.

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