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April 3, 1943

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1943;121(14):1159-1164. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840140043013

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Abstract

ARMY 

SCHOOL OF MILITARY NEUROPSYCHIATRY  COLONEL ROY D. HALLORAN Medical Corps, Army of the United States AND LIEUT. COL. MALCOLM J. FARRELL Medical Corps, Army of the United StatesThe Neuropsychiatric Branch of the Surgeon General's Office announces the opening of a School of Military Neuropsychiatry at the Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. The clinical and administrative practice of military neuropsychiatry presents many new and difficult problems to the newly commissioned neuropsychiatrist. The civilian professional experience of neuropsychiatrists varies considerably: psychoanalysts, neurologists, state hospitals, prison psychiatry, child guidance and similar specialties. On entering the Army they are faced with common problems such as the selection and detection of mental misfits, the necessity for short periods of observation, puzzling and bizarre clinical manifestations peculiar to the military service, and the administrative machinery set up to provide for the disposition of neuropsychiatrie cases. It has been necessary, therefore, to provide some means whereby the practice of neuropsychiatry in the Army could be made more standard and

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