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Bull Menninger Clin. 2004 Fall;68(4):277-96.

Contributions of Dr. William C. Menninger to military psychiatry.


This review of the contributions of Dr. William C. Menninger to military psychiatry includes: (1) a brief biography with particular reference to Dr. Will's work with the military in World War II; (2) the status of psychiatry in the Army in 1944 at the time Dr. Will was appointed to head psychiatry in the Army; (3) Dr. Will's discussion of the characteristics of an effective military psychiatrist; (4) psychiatric treatment in combat situations as it evolved in World War II; (5) the concept of prevention, which Dr. Will felt was critically important; (6) a summary of Dr. Will's experience in World II; and (7) reflections from Dr. Will's colleagues.

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