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During the hectic days of the induction centers, the neuro-psychiatrist's lot was a most difficult one. The Selective Service Act demanded a rapid evaluation of the men who ranged from believers in Mary Baker Eddy, the Mennonites, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the snake healers, through paranoid schizophrenics, organic encephalopathic states to malingerers. The psychiatrist's task in gauging the personalities of the heterogeneous group of men who had lived the relatively sheltered existence of home life and were then thrown into the tensions, anxieties, hostilities and prejudices of war, gave the authors a tremendous experience with this material which led to the
War Neuroses.. Ann Intern Med. ;28:1197–1198. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-6-1197_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(6):1197-1198.
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