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May 1919

THE WAR NEUROSES AS PHYSIOLOGIC CONSERVATIONS

Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Washington University Medical School; formerly Major, M. C., U. S. Army; Medical Director, Base Hospital 117, A. E. F. ST. LOUIS

Arch NeurPsych. 1919;1(5):579-635. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1919.02180050064007
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  This paper was written because it seemed an opportune time to set down in a permanent fashion the story of the effort made by the neuropsychiatric service of the A. E. F. to meet and combat the war neuroses. It has to do with matters of organization and the development of a point of view. It is largely with the latter that the author feels that he is properly concerned.This story could not be told without frequent mention of Base Hospital 117 which was the special hospital for war neuroses at LaFauche. As medical director of this hospital from its beginning the author was given the privilege of seeing the various factors that went to make up this point of view develop. It is called in this paper the A. E. F. point of view. This is entirely an unofficial designation, and as a term has merely a

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