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Shell Shock in Ireland: The Richmond War Hospital, Dublin (1916--1919) (2015)


The history of mental disorders occasioned by World War I is a complex and important history, indelibly linked with social, political and cultural circumstances, and the history of the war itself. The Richmond War Hospital was a 32-bed establishment on the grounds of the large Richmond District Asylum in Dublin which, from 16 June 1916 until 23 December 1919, treated 362 soldiers with shell shock and other mental disorders, of whom more than half were considered to have recovered. Despite the limitations of the Richmond War Hospital, it was a generally forward-looking institution that pointed the way for future reform of Ireland's asylum system and, along with the other war hospitals, brought significant changes to the practice of psychiatry.

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Authors & Contributors
Jones, Edgar
Gayral, Louis-François
Lestrade, Cécile
Matsumura, Janice
Pols, Hans
Kelly, Brendan D.
History of Psychiatry
Social History of Medicine
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Twentieth-Century British History
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Franco Angeli
Pen and Sword Books
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Cambridge University Press
Cornell University Press
Medicine and the military; medicine in war
War neuroses
World War I
Mental disorders and diseases
Psychiatric hospitals
Voivenel, Paul
Boschi, Gaetano
Belmondo, Ernesto
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
Great Britain
United States
Dublin (Ireland)

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