10 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2017 10:29 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Where can i find information on U.S. Army's WWII-era-1944 neuropsychiatry reconditioning programs for returning veterans?

    Mark Russell Newbie

      In 1944, President Roosevelt mandated the War Department to provide "maximum benefit" of treatment and rehabilitation to returning WWII soldiers diagnosed with neuropsychiatric conditions BEFORE discharging them to the private sector.  The Army's videodocumentary Let There Be Light (1946) followed a cohort off the transportation ships to the residential treatment program.

       

      However, I cannot find any information on the total numbers of military personnel treated in these reconditioning programs or any military follow-up studies on the effectiveness of these programs, as well as any information when and why the Army and War Department discontinued the treatment programs.

       

      Any help in answer any or all of the above questions is greatly appreciated!

       

      Thanks!

       

      Mark