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May 1943

News and Comment

Arch NeurPsych. 1943;49(5):771-772. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290170141011

SCHOOL OF MILITARY NEUROPSYCHIATRY  The neuropsychiatric branch of the Surgeon General's Office announces the opening of the School of Military Neuropsychiatry at the Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. The clinical and administrative practice of military neuropsychiatry presents many new and difficult problems to the newly commissioned neuropsychiatrist. The civilian professional experience of neuropsychiatrists varies considerably—i. e., psychoanalysis, neurology, state hospital psychiatry, prison psychiatry and child guidance—but on entering the Army they are faced with common problems, such as the selection and detection of mental misfits, the necessity for short periods of observation, puzzling and bizarre clinical manifestations peculiar to the military service and the administrative machinery set up to provide for the disposition of neuropsychiatric cases. It has been necessary, therefore, to provide some means whereby the practice of neuropsychiatry in the Army could be made more standard and uniform, to provide the individual officer with an opportunity to review

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