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February 1919


Arch NeurPsych. 1919;1(2):273-276. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1919.02180020140011

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This booklet is one of the well known series of French medical war manuals, "Collection Horizon," published by Masson et Cie.

Much of what has been written on the subject of "shell shock" has been based on incomplete experience. This is true not only of publications which appeared early in the course of the war, but also of later publications, the latter having been produced for the most part by medical officers working not in the zone of the advance but in neuropsychiatric centers where they could see only cases evacuated to the rear, and these but in the later stage of their course. These cases constitute a small proportion, and are not representative of the total.

The same is not to be said of the work under review. The author had witnessed war neuroses at the front, in field hospitals, and in neuropsychiatric centers in the interior, and presents

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