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A weary road : shell shock in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918

Author: Mark Osborne Humphries
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than 16,000 Canadian soldiers suffered from shell shock during the Great War of 1914 to 1918. Despite significant interest from historians, we still know relatively little about how it was experienced, diagnosed, treated, and managed in the frontline trenches in the Canadian and British forces. How did soldiers relate to suffering comrades? Did large numbers of shell shock cases affect the outcome of important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Osborne Humphries
ISBN: 9781442644717 1442644710
OCLC Number: 1083262562
Awards: Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles of 2019 awarded by the American Library Association 2019 (United States)
Description: xii, 461 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Framing shell shock : nervous illness before the Great War --
Purely shattered nerves : British and Canadian approaches to treatment, 1914-1915 --
Baptism of fire : the Ypres Salient, 1915 --
The CEF's shell shock crisis, Spring 1916 --
Treatment of evacuated cases, 1915-1916 --
The BEF's shell shock crisis on the Somme, June-November 1916 --
Managing shell shock at the Front, October 1916-June 1917 --
Illusions of success : the NYDN Centres, June-December 1917 --
Failure and retrenchment, 1917-1918.
Responsibility: Mark Osborne Humphries.

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Mark Osborne Humphries uses patient records and official army files from Canadian, British and Australian archives to examine war trauma as it was experienced, treated and managed in the frontlines  Read more...

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"With A Weary Road, Humphries deftly tackles the immensely complicated topic of shell shock: how it was understood and diagnosed, the vivisions within the medical community, how treatment evlved over Read more...

 
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