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June 30, 1945

ENLISTED MEN DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY BECAUSE OF PSYCHONEUROSES: FOLLOW-UP STUDY

JAMA. 1945;128(9):633-637. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860260007003
Abstract

This follow-up study of enlisted men who were discharged from the Army because of psychoneuroses was undertaken by the Office of the Surgeon General in July 1944 in order to obtain more reliable data than had previously been available concerning the adjustment of these dischargees to civilian life. Information concerning their health as it related to their employment and employability was especially desired.

METHOD  A random selection of men discharged from the Army during the eight month period between May 1, 1943 and Jan. 1, 1944 was made on the basis of serial numbers. All of the men had been out of the service at least six months. Approximately 7,000 names were selected. Basic data used in this study were obtained from the Medical Statistics Division of the Surgeon General's Office and from the Demobilized Records Branch of the Adjutant General's Office. In only 5,937 cases was sufficient information available

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