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November 3, 1945

Proceedings of the Institute on Readjusting with the Returning Servicemen, Held March 8-9, 1945, in The Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago, Illinois Under the Auspices of the Illinois Society for Mental Hygiene

JAMA. 1945;129(10):713. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860440061027

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This book presents the proceedings of a two day institute held in Chicago in March under the auspices of the Illinois Society for Mental Hygiene. It includes the round table discussions and papers read at the conference. The material essentially relates to the psychologic and psychiatric aspects of problems of readjustment to civilian life, with emphasis on postwar educational and vocational needs and the personal relationships involved in family life. An optimistic note is sounded by some of the speakers in recognizing the benefit of military training and experiences in strengthening many men for orientation of attitudes essential for civilian adjustment. There is also stressed the need for friendliness and expressions of genuine interest to the returning veteran from all those at home with whom he will have dealings. This is a timely book, representative of the thinking and plans of a group of people closely concerned with the readjustment

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