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Reflections on military psychiatry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  352164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The need for psychiatrists in the military was recognized for the first time during World War I, which involved millions of men in unusually protracted warfare. The policy of treating psychiatric casualties close to the from and returning soldiers to their military units as quickly as possible proved of great significance in the U.S. war effort. During World War II, the Korean conflict, and the war in Viet Nam, military psychiatry made great contributions and learned many lessions, both at home and abroad. The lessions learned by military psychiatry have important applications for the rest of medicine, especially in the fields of stress, crisis therapy, and community psychiatry.
R J Arthur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  135 Suppl     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-08-14     Completed Date:  1978-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-03-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Community Psychiatry
Crisis Intervention
Ethics, Medical
History, 20th Century
Hospitals, Military
Military Psychiatry*
Stress, Psychological
United States

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