You are cordially invited to attend the following lecture to be held at the
National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD
20910, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from 6-7 p.m.
Confronting "Shell Shock": The American Experience during World War I
During World War I, war-related psychological trauma was considered a new
manifestation of psychiatric breakdown. American military medicine was
challenged by establishing an entirely new medical specialty while treating
the stricken service member and assuring an anxious public back home. Explore
American psychiatrists' understanding of "shell shock" and what lessons they
did – or did not – learn from their experience. Presenter: Rachel Levandoski
is an historian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office
and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.
NMHM Public Programs