With a pleasantly informal and light approach, General Cooke presents the report of a non-medical line officer on the...

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ALL BUT ME AND THEE: Psychiatry at the Fox-Hole Level

With a pleasantly informal and light approach, General Cooke presents the report of a non-medical line officer on the results of tracking down the problem of disability discharges. He and his associate on the followed the threads from commanders and units, to processing centers, hospitals, to overseas procedure in the individual cases,- talk with old psychiatrists and new,- heard opinions, and make their final recommendations to General Marshall and a conference....Here are beefs of the men and the officers; of the Medical Corps against bearing the brunt of washing dirty linen for the Line; Knowledge of the distinction between forms of mental disabilities, from pre-Army predisposition to actual collapse; the change in the military attitude; the differentiation from riding the sick to real casualties. Revealing in its figures and percentages, in its fair appraisal of the many sides of the subject, in its footnote to the recommendations that where there are too many NP cases there is usually inadequate leadership. An interesting handling of the subject.

Pub Date: Nov. 5, 1946

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Publisher: Infantry Journal

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946