A War Of Nerves
Soldiers and Psychiatrists 1914-1994
Paperback, Ed: 01, 0203, 9780712667838
AUD $38.14 ex, AUD $41.95 inc
Out of stock at: 18 May 2013 18:00
I wish you could be here, the Oxford Professor of Medicine wrote to a friend in 1915, 'in this orgy of neuroses and psychoses and gaits and paralyses. I cannot imagine what has got into the central nervous system of the men.' A War of Nerves is a history of military psychiatry in the twentieth century - an authoritative, accessible account drawing on a vast range of diaries, interviews, medical papers and official records. It reaches back to the moment when the technologies of modem warfare and the disciplines of mental medicine first confronted each other on the Western Front, and traces their uneasy relationship through the eras of 'shell-shock', combat fatigue and 'post-traumatic stress disorder'.
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