A soldier comforts his buddy in World War II. (Credits: National Archives)

Psychiatric Wounds in U.S. Forces during World War II

As the United States entered World War II and began to prepare for a long conflict, there was a lack of planning regarding the medical treatment of psychiatric casualties that would occur during the war. Spurred by the experience of World War I, whereby it was thought that an emotional weakness in a soldier predisposed …

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