World War 2 Combat Exhaustion patients undergo personality tests, receive sleep therapy and various treatment in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1945 Duration:3 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
Treatment for combat exhaustion cases among U.S. soldiers following combat in World War II. U.S. officers talk about operation plan of a hospital and speak about three sections including admission, treatment and rehabilitation. A patient undergoes a physical examination. A dental survey and necessary laboratory studies. Doctors seated at table to perform an intelligence test and mental examination. Psychiatric and other personality tests are made. The doctors check the psychiatric and physical report of the patient by looking at an X-ray. Patients receive sleep therapy: A nurse and an army doctor give narcosis therapy (continuous sleep treatement), by administering barbituates that keep a patient asleep for 18-20 hours per day for several days. Insulin is used on "loss of weight" cases: combat exhausted soldiers lying on beds and receiving insulin before breakfast by nurses to stimulate their appetite. A nurse checks the weight of a patient during treatment. A nurse checks the diet which will be given to the patients in a kitchen. A patient receives an electric shock treatment. A doctor injects a medicine to a patient. The patients go through physical exercises to maintain physical fitness. The patients are reeducated to know the causes of diseases. (Note: Clips deals with treatment for Combat Exhaustion, also later termed Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.)
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