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December 1, 1945

Men Under Stress

JAMA. 1945;129(14):987. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860480067028

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Abstract

In 1943 the authors gave a report on the treatment of combat induced illnesses in the North African campaign. The work had been carried out at a hospital behind the lines on patients from ground and air forces and from British and American fighting units. The present book is based on studies of American Air Force patients at a unique hospital for their treatment in St. Petersburg, Fla. In essential conclusions there are no important differences between the two studies.

In several ways this book is an important contribution to the literature of the war. To flight surgeons and to psychiatrists of the Air Forces it will be an emotional stimulus, an intellectual guide and in some degree a handbook. To those who are responsible for military organization it is a challenge because its pages carry implications for every aspect of military psychiatry and military organization: e. g. for the

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