[PW] accounts of PTSD/other disorders in *American* World War Iveterans?

Sue Kamm suekamm at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 6 14:53:42 PDT 2016

I first found the LC authority, which gives "war neuroses" as a refer from 
to "shell shock."  WorldCat has nearly 450 records when I limited the search 
to "English language."  LC has 25 entries under "war neuroses" limited to 
items in English; there are 25 entries under that heading and language.

You might want to check with the service academy libraries to see if they 
have any archival materials.


Your friendly neighborhood CyberGoddess,
Sue Kamm
Los Angeles, CA
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-----Original Message----- 
From: Kevin O'Kelly
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 9:07 AM
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Subject: [PW] accounts of PTSD/other disorders in *American* World War 


I am doing research on behalf of a friend who's writing a novel partly set
in the US in the years immediately after WWI.

She wants some accounts of the psychological experiences of American
veterans in the postwar years

I told her to read Hemingway's "Soldier's Home" for a portrayal of the
alienation experienced by many former doughboys.

I've also been looking online and searching catalogs for any letters,
diaries or memoirs of members of the AEF. I have also been looking through
histories of the 1920s. No luck.

I realize given the time period many men would be reticent about any kind
of trauma they were experiencing, so this could well be something difficult
to find.

I would appreciate any help any of you can provide.

Thanks in advance,

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