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World War II Stimulated Major Changes and growth in psychiatry and the public acceptance of mentally ill patients. Although initially undeveloped as a branch of military medicine at the onset of the war, psychiatry soon attained important organizational status as a medical discipline and valuable consultative function to the command and administration of the military. Reflecting this stimulus and subsequent growth of the specialty, we now have 27 000 psychiatrists in the United States as compared with 3000 in 1940. This mammoth survey presents in great detail the development, operations, methods, and results of the psychiatric endeavor during World War
Overseas Theaters.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:595. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-4-595
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(4):595.
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