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May 26, 1945

IRREVERSIBLE ORGANIC CHANGES IN CASES OF PSYCHIATRIC DISTURBANCE

Author Affiliations

1775 Broadway, New York 19. Executive Director, National Council on Rehabilitation.

JAMA. 1945;128(4):308. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860210064022

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Col. Howard A. Rusk, chief of the Convalescent Service Division, Office of the Air Surgeon, Army Air Forces, has referred to us the following problem:"From observations in the field of 'operational fatigue,' stress reaction, anxiety state from combat and so on, there are certain endocrinologic and physiologic changes, some of which are apparently irreversible even after the psychiatric problems have been adequately treated. All pertinent data on this subject with its interpretation by experts in the field, research projects and any other material or work that could be undertaken to increase the knowledge in this field would be deeply appreciated."I would welcome any further citations in this field.Sincerely yours,

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