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Shell Shock Doctors: Neuropsychiatry in the Trenches, 1914-18
 

Shell Shock Doctors: Neuropsychiatry in the Trenches, 1914-18 (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

By Macleod, A. D.
Edited by None

Shell shock was the signature injury of the First World War. Military doctors during the conflict on the Western Front observed and personally experienced psychiatric states they had never witnessed before. This text reviews the published medical literature of that era which grap... read full description below.

ISBN 9781527539150
Published 29 August 2019 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN-13 9781527539150
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication Date 29 August 2019
International Release Date 1 November 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Macleod, A. D.
Edited by None
Category History
History Of Medicine
Psychiatry
Number of Pages 342
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Description of this Electronic Book

Shell shock was the signature injury of the First World War. Military doctors during the conflict on the Western Front observed and personally experienced psychiatric states they had never witnessed before. This text reviews the published medical literature of that era which graphically detailed the clinical states of hysteria (conversion disorder) and neurasthenia (anxiety and PTSD). Medical officers at the front evolved pragmatic medicinal, cognitive and behavioural interventions, still practised today, though never scientifically proven to be effective. The doctors, like their patients, endured numerous horrors at the front, which were, for many, to influence their post-war personal and professional lives. Much of what they wrote was forgotten and deserves reconsideration. Neuropsychiatry was founded in the shell craters of Flanders.

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Author's Bio

A D (Sandy) Macleod has enjoyed a career in the clinical specialties of consultation-liaison psychiatry and palliative medicine in Christchurch, New Zealand. His particular interests are neuropsychiatry and neurological palliative care. He has published a number of journal articles on general hospital psychiatry, palliative care and medical history, and is the author of the book The Psychiatry of Palliative Medicine: The Dying Mind (2007).

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