In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library staff draw your attention to some materials in our collection, as well as an online resource, that support and highlight the history, experiences, and medical treatment of United States military personnel.
- This resource contains more than sixty scholarly essays which provide an analysis of the historiography of United States military events and experiences from the colonial era to the present.
- During World War I, nurses were the first U.S. Army units to fly the American flag in France from their base hospitals in support of British troops; in World War II, Army nurses served at every front, from Alaska to the Philippines, from England to the beaches of Anzio, where several died in bombings while tending to the wounded. With the advent of helicopters to rapidly transport wounded soldiers to hospitals, MASH units and their nurses became immediate caretakers of severely traumatized patients from front-line action in the Korean War. These units continued their work in the next decade during the Vietnam War
- Military Geographies, through the examination of military lands, establishments, and personnel in contemporary peacetime settings, highlights the pervasiveness of these forces in shaping everyday lives, particularly in Europe, North America, and Australasia.
- Human Behavior in Military Contexts includes committee reports and papers that demonstrate areas of stimulating, ongoing research in the behavioral and social sciences that can enrich the military’s ability to recruit, train, and enhance the performance of its personnel, both organizationally and in its many roles in other cultures.
PTSD Compensation and Military Service [electronic resource] / Committee on Veterans’ Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Board on Military and Veterans Health; Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences; Institute of Medicine; National Research Council. (2007)
- PTSD Compensation and Military Service presents a thorough assessment of how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs evaluates veterans with possible post-traumatic stress disorder and determines the level of disability support to which they are entitled. The book presents a history of mental health disability compensation of military personnel and reviews the current compensation and pension examination procedure and disability determination methodology. It offers a number of recommendations for changes that would improve the fairness, consistency, and scientific foundation of this vital program.
- This animated audio-visual presentation, with a synchronized narration by Michael R. Yochelson, MD, MBA, discusses various topics surrounding neurotrauma among combat veterans. There is also an interesting section examining how military experiences have helped to shape the field of neurorehabilitation.
- Learn more about military and veterans health, browse the MedlinePlus Veterans Health Topic Page, brought to you by the National Library of Medicine.