A war of nerves : soldiers and psychiatrists in the twentieth century.

Author
Published
  • Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press 2001
Physical description
487p.
ISBN
  • 0674005929
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-473) and index.
  • Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2000
Contents
  • Prologue: the shock of the shell -- Doctors' minds -- Shell-shock in France -- Trench work -- The Somme -- Psychiatry at the front, 1917-18 -- Home fires -- Europeans -- Arguments and enigmas, 1917-18 -- 'Skirting the edges of hell' -- Inquests -- 'Will peace bring peace?' -- The lessons of shell-shock -- Dunkirk, the blitz and the blue -- 'We can save those boys from horror' -- Front-line psychiatry -- New ways of war -- D-day and after -- A tale of two hospitals -- The helmeted airman -- Learning from the Germans? -- prisoners of war -- A good war? -- Vietnam doctors -- From post-Vietnam syndrome to post-traumatic stress disorder -- 'When the patient reports atrocities ... -- From the Falklands to the Gulf -- The culture of trauma -- Notes.
Genre
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

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