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JAMA. 1922;79(12):980-982. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640120054025.
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Report of the War Office Committee on Shell Shock  In August, 1920, the army council appointed a committee to consider the different types of hysteria and traumatic neurosis commonly called shell shock; to collate the expert knowledge derived by the service medical authorities and the medical profession from the experience of the war, with a view to recording for future use the ascertained facts as to the origin, nature and remedial treatment of shell shock, and to advise whether by military training or education, some scientific method of guarding against its occurrence can be devised. The committee consisted largely of military and naval medical officers who themselves had considerable experience with shell shock in the war, and included neurolologists, such as Mott and Turner. They held forty-one sittings and heard evidence from a number of distinguished men, representing opinions on the military, medical and legal aspects of the subject. They

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