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Psychiatry
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Psychiatry

The science that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral illnesses and functional brain disorders that primarily manifest themselves through psychological symptoms. Psychiatry constitutes a major aspect of the medico-military study and analysis of the effects of the World War on human beings. In 1916, the German psychiatrist Robert Gaupp (University of Tübingen) summarized the scientific-empirical value of the war for psychiatry in the following manner: “For psychiatr…

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Ulrich, Bernd, “Psychiatry”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0481>
First published online: 2015



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