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Contributors to this symposium are 16 social service workers, who give details of their work with the armed forces in World War II. The book is in the nature of a report on what has been referred to as a significant period in the development and especially the recognition of psychiatric social work. The book has three sections: the first deals with psychiatric social work in the field, the second is headed "upper echelon story," and the third presents implications for current civilian practice. Numerous case histories accompany the discussions in the first section. One appendix presents an outline of a mental hygiene unit for a replacement training center; another outlines treatment and training programs for psychiatry units. Social workers in this field undoubtedly will find the volume helpful.
Adventure in Mental Health: Psychiatric Social Work with the Armed Forces in World War II. JAMA. 1951;147(2):204. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670190104044