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April 1931

Die "Unfall- (Kriegs-) Neurose."

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Number 13. Edited by Professor Martineck. Price, 4.20 marks. Pp. 144. Berlin: Reimer Hobbing, 1929.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(4):920-933. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230040254016

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This book contains a symposium on the war and traumatic neuroses, setting forth the opinions of leading German authorities, and is used for purposes of instruction by the German Department of Labor, especially by physicians engaged in the handling of compensation cases. The executive officer of the German Department of Labor requested Kronfeld, Leppmann, Joszman, Stier, Hoche, Wilmanns and Knoll to discuss current medical opinion as regards the question of hysteria and to express their convictions or attitude toward the following questions:

Are persons with nervous manifestations (hereafter interpreted by the German Department of Labor always as reactive, neurotic and not organically determined symptoms) eligible for compensation: (1) when, after some external accident, the symptoms become manifest for the first time many years later; (2) when they appear once again (in the same, a similar or a completely different way) after prolonged absence or extensive improvement; (3) when, after remaining