Shell Shock at Maghull and the Maudsley: Models of Psychological Medicine in the UK

  title={Shell Shock at Maghull and the Maudsley: Models of Psychological Medicine in the UK},
  author={Edgar Jones},
  journal={Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences},
  pages={368 - 395}
  • E. Jones
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
The shell-shock epidemic of 1915 challenged the capacity and expertise of the British Army's medical services. [...] Key Method To understand the cause and pathology of shell shock, both institutions admitted a diverse range of patients and experimented with treatments. The individual attention offered to service patients who were not psychotic allowed psychiatry to develop in a way that had not been possible in the county asylum system. The design and operation of Maghull and the Maudsley provided models for…Expand
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