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Ultimately, the combination of international political inertia and national(istic) passions took its toll in human lives: the war broke out and hundreds of thousands of locals were killed, mutilated, crippled, tortured or raped, and millions still live in miserable conditions.
Most physicians belonged the middle or higher middle class as government salary was high enough to allow them to lead a comfortable life.
Demanding additional financial reward from patients for medical service was illegal, immoral, and as a rule resulted in peer ostracism.
Speaking openly about the mistakes that were made in those times is the first step in preventing them from happening again and an invitation for exchange of opinions and open academic discussion..
When the communist regime fell apart - together with the entire country after 50 years of rule - many people were attracted to aggressive nationalist and xenophobic political programs touted by most political parties in the newly-emerged countries.
Although there were not many internationally renowned physicians, not a few received at least part of their training in the best medical centers in the world.