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NEEDLING BATTLE JITTERS (Jun, 1945)

I just read a somewhat similar article in Wired last month. i09 also had an interesting piece on the history of PTSD this week.

NEEDLING BATTLE JITTERS

by R. A. Montherlant

NARCOSYNTHESIS—medicine’s newest and most effective method of reclaiming from their mental hells the pitiful “combat fatigue” cases.

MEDICINE’S newest and most streamlined method of fighting the battle jitters was perfected during the Tunisian campaign under the nerve-wracking conditions of a combat zone.

In a base hospital at Algiers, where air raids were as much an accepted part of the day’s routine as chow, Army doctors, working under the direction of Lieut. Col. Roy R. Grinker and Captain John P. Speigel, U. S. Army psychiatrists, established the scientific use of hypnosis-producing drugs in the treatment of “combat fatigue” cases.

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