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

GraceAnne DeCandido graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 16:42:10 PDT 2016


http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/news/2014/07/fred-lerner.aspx

The PTSD database in my previous message was the major work of Fred Lerner,
a librarian, historian, and science fiction expert and classmate of mine at
Columbia in the early 1970s.




*GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandidoNew York City*
* "Stand your ground, know your truth, but be kind."** -- *Terri Windling


On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Kay Lancaster <kay at hub.fern.com> wrote:

> 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 doubt she'll find much published.  My grandfather was in the Rainbow
> Division in France; although he occasionally seemed to open up to other
> veterans, it was never around the grandkids, and my mother confirmed it was
> also never around the kids.  By the time I really knew him (1960s), his
> physical ailments far surpassed the sort of psychological trauma that I now
> recognize was likely PTSD in my father and uncles from WWII and Korea.
>
> The only thing I was ever able to learn directly from my grandfather about
> WWI, even for a school assignment, is some expurgated verses to
> Mademoiselle from Armentieres, all of the verses of "There's a long, long
> trail..." and how to properly put on puttees.
>
> If you can find anyone who was working in a VA hospital in the 1960s or
> 70s, particularly chaplains, they might be able to provide some insight.
> I'm afraid that's about my best suggestion.
>
> Kay
>
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