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A War of Nerves

Soldiers and Psychiatrists in the Twentieth Century

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$29.50 • £23.95 • €26.50

ISBN 9780674011199

Publication Date: 03/30/2003

Academic Trade

512 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 halftones and 1 line illustration in an 8 page insert

World rights except United Kingdom & Commonwealth

  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Prologue: The Shock of the Shell
  • 1. Doctors’ Minds
  • 2. Shell-Shock in France
  • 3. Trench Work
  • 4. The Somme
  • 5. Psychiatry at the Front, 1917–18
  • 6. Home Fires
  • 7. Europeans
  • 8. Arguments and Enigmas, 1917–18
  • 9. ‘Skirting the Edges of Hell’
  • 10. Inquests
  • 11. ‘Will Peace Bring Peace?’
  • 12. The Lessons of Shell-Shock
  • 13. Dunkirk, the Blitz and the Blue
  • 14. ‘We Can Save those Boys from Horror’
  • 15. Front-line Psychiatry
  • 16. New Ways of War
  • 17. D-Day and After
  • 18. A Tale of Two Hospitals
  • 19. The Helmeted Airman
  • 20. Learning from the Germans?
  • 21. Prisoners of War
  • 22. A Good War?
  • 23. Vietnam Doctors
  • 24. From Post-Vietnam Syndrome to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 25. ‘When the Patient Reports Atrocities…’
  • 26. From the Falklands to the Gulf
  • 27. The Culture of Trauma
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

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