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As with other volumes in this series on American Army medicine in World War II, this volume is packed with an amount of organizational detail that discourages the reader who is not concerned with statistics and names. Nevertheless, within this mass of necessary but pedestrian narrative lie some accounts that illuminate various threads of American life in that war: These include the story of General Marshall's memo on the high rate of psychiatric problems and poor motivation among draftees, W. C. Menninger's comment on Marshall's memo, and censorship of this problem; the emotional difficulties of the "WACS"; and the problem
Neuropsychiatry in World War II.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:508. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-508_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):508.
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