Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Trained to Kill, by the late Theodore Nadelson, MD, provides an excellent examination of the psychological effects of combat on soldiers and the subsequent development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr Nadelson was a distinguished psychiatrist and psychoanalyst at Boston University School of Medicine and the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center and a veteran of the US Army. Much of his professional career was spent treating soldiers and veterans with PTSD, and he contributed greatly to our understanding of the origins of this difficult clinical entity.
Feldmann TB. Combat. JAMA. 2005;294(24):3144-3145. doi:10.1001/jama.294.24.3144