Medicine: In Uniform & Their Right Minds

How to keep wartime mental breakdowns out of Army & Navy is today the main problem of the profession that used to busy itself healing the breakdowns of peace. When the American Psychiatric Association met in Boston last week, it explored the big job of keeping misfits out of the armed forces.

Failure to do that can be incredibly costly to humanity, to the Army & Navy, and to the U.S. Treasury. In World War I almost one-third of all casualties were disabled by mental disorders, most of them within a month after they got into the Army. About 34,000 mentally...

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