War of Nerves Soldiers and Psychiatrists in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0674011198

ISBN-13: 9780674011199

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Ben Shephard

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Ben Shephard provides a history of military psychiatry in the 20th century. It reaches back to the Western Front when modern war and medicine first met, and traces their relationship through the eras of shell-shock, combat fatigue and Gulf War syndrome.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Ben Shephard was a producer on World at War and The Nuclear Age and has made numerous documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four. He is the author of the critically acclaimed War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists, 1914-1994, After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen, 1945 and The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War (Bodley Head, 2010). He lives in Bristol.

Prologue: The Shock of the Shell
Doctors' Minds
Shell-Shock in France
Trench Work
The Somme
Psychiatry at the Front, 1917-18
Home Fires
Arguments and Enigmas, 1917-18
'Skirting the Edges of Hell'
'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
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