U.S. Army medic staff screen incoming patients before treatment, separating physical injury cases from combat exhaustion cases
United States USA Date:1945 Duration:5 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
Reenactment of treatment for combat exhaustion cases among World War 2 U.S. soldiers. A vehicle of a medical unit arrives at a field hospital carrying a combat exahusted soldier at an aid station. Medical personnel soldiers carry the agitated, traumatized soldier from the vehicle to the tent of the aid station while he yells. Soldiers lay the traumatized soldier on a stretcher. They give medicine to him. They carry his stretcher away. They give soup to another soldier. An exhausted soldier comes into the tent for treatment. He takes off his bag. A medic asks the soldier his problem. He suggests that he take rest and eat food. The medic gives him medicine. The soldier picks his bags and move out with the medics who are holding a blanket and soup for the soldier. Another exhausted soldier arrives for treatment. A Red Cross soldier examines his hand. The injured soldier goes to sleep. (Note: Clips deals with treatment for Combat Exahaustion, also later termed Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD)
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