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January 18, 1941

The Neuroses in War

JAMA. 1941;116(3):263. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820030085042

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British neurology of the last war was subjected to some criticism in this country for not having taken full advantage of the opportunities presented to study the so-called functional nervous disorders. Without considering the justice of that criticism, this book demonstrates that in this conflict much thought has already been given to the subject of war-caused or war-precipitated neuroses and that the British medical services are prepared to give better service and more careful study to the subject than was done in the last war. There are twelve contributors to this book. One of them, unnamed, is a staff officer attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps. The discussions in general show careful preparation and constitute good reviews of the present status of knowledge in the field. Unfortunately it appears that an extensive opportunity will be given to expand the knowledge of the war neuroses in the civil as well

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