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

Bratton, Phyllis pbratton at uj.edu
Fri Oct 7 06:25:44 PDT 2016


Proquest has a database called PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress which might be helpful.  I did a quick search on "combat" and came up with over 5,000 hits.

Phyllis

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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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