"Brigadier General Rawley Chambers, the Army's chief of neurology and psychiatry, listed four techniques in front-line treatment:
1.) - treat as far forward as possible
2.) - avoid a hospital atmosphere
3.) - screen out recoverable patients quickly
4.) - re-profile if necessary; that is, find the man a new job but don't lose him entirely."
"Now of every neurotic psychiatric patient reporting to forward aid stations, 45 go back to their units in a few hours. Rest, hot food, mild sedation and encouragement are what do it. Another 25 return after the same kind of treatment for a slightly longer period, perhaps overnight, at the regimental or division level, where the psychiatrist has his headquarters. Only 30 move farther away, to rear-area hospitals, and half this number are salvaged for non-combat work. Only five have to be shipped back to the States."
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