Medical Museum Science Cafe - Confronting "Shell Shock" World War I - The American Experience

During World War I, war-related psychological trauma was considered a new manifestation of psychiatric breakdown. American military medicine established an entirely new medical specialty with psychiatrists' understanding of "shell shock."
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During World War I, war-related psychological trauma was considered a new manifestation of psychiatric breakdown. American military medicine established an entirely new medical specialty with psychiatrists' understanding of "shell shock."

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