Medicine: First-Aid Post: Mental

The 5th Cavalry Regiment was hacking its way up another of the unnamed, unnumbered hills of Korea. Back at the ist Cavalry Division's headquarters, Captain Richard K. Cole, 28, of Orlando, Fla., was waiting. A corpsman stuck his head through the tent flap and called out: "Patients for you, doc." Psychiatrist Cole picked up his only instruments, a notebook and pencil, and sat down on a packing case. The corpsman led the first patient in, handing his medical record to Cole.

While Cole thumbed through the record, the patient eased his lanky frame on...

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