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December 28, 1918

WAR NEUROSES, SHELL SHOCK AND NERVOUSNESS IN SOLDIERS

Author Affiliations

(New York) Colonel, M. C., U. S. Army; Chief, Division of Neurology and Psychiatry, Surgeon-General's Office. WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1918;71(26):2148-2153. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020520017010e
Abstract

A recent visit to France and England furnished me with opportunities for observing the various phases of war neuroses, shell shock and nervousness in soldiers. In France the patients were seen at triages, or sorting stations, field and army, and base hospitals. Those seen in England gave as a rule longer histories and were satisfactorily separated from the front by a stretch of salt water. In both countries, facilities for studying the different methods of treatment and management were made freely available to me, and I also was able to profit by the views of medical officers of long experience in these matters. The present article is a summary of the impressions gained from this visit

IMPORTANCE OF NEUROLOGIC SUPERVISION  The neurologic problems of war have assumed an importance quite undreamed of, and the necessity of neurologists for a modern army is receiving general recognition. In battle areas the need

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