Therapy dogs and stress management assistance during disasters.

  • Jan Shubert
  • Published 2012 in U.S. Army Medical Department journal

Abstract

The therapeutic use of animals can be traced back to the times of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. These practices were abandoned for centuries, however, as a result of changing religious and cultural mores. The resumption of the use of animals for therapeutic purposes can be attributed to the efforts of a Quaker merchant in 18th century York… (More)

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