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March 1932

The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War. Volume X. Neuropsychiatry.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(3):758-759. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230150274026

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Volume 10, on neuropsychiatry, of the series issued by the Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War, is of particular interest to neuropsychiatrists, for it deals with such activity in the United States and in the American Expeditionary Forces. It begins with a preface by Col. Thomas W. Salmon, the chief medical officer in the A. E. F. The contents are then divided into two sections, the first dealing with medical history in the United States, the second in France.

It is difficult to review a book of this kind. It is full of information of the manner in which the department was organized, its personnel, the provisions for the care of patients with mental and nervous disorders, their treatment and their disposition. There are besides special chapters on the treatment of certain selected groups, such as the War Neuroses Hospital, including a postwar study of