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Grotjahn, M. (1943). Military Psychiatry: Patrick S. Madigan. Psychiatry, IV, 1941, pp. 225–229.. Psychoanal Q., 12:598-599.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Military Psychiatry: Patrick S. Madigan. Psychiatry, IV, 1941, pp. 225–229.

(1943). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 12:598-599

Military Psychiatry: Patrick S. Madigan. Psychiatry, IV, 1941, pp. 225–229.

Martin Grotjahn

The most important function of psychiatrists to the Advisory Board and induction centers is to keep in mind that the army is one of the elements of national defense and its present mission is one of preparation for an offensive-defensive type of warfare. It is in no sense a social service or curative agency. It is neither to be considered a haven of rest for the wanderer or shiftless, nor a corrective school for the misfits, the n'er-do-wells, the feebleminded, or the chronic offender. Furthermore, it is neither a gymnasium for the training and development of the undernourished or underdeveloped, nor is it a psychiatric clinic for the proper adjustment to adult emotional development. Therefore, there is no place within the army for the physical or mental weakling, the

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potential or prepsychotic, or the behavior problem. If a person is a behavior problem in the civilian community, he will most certainly become a more intensified problem in the service.

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Article Citation

Grotjahn, M. (1943). Military Psychiatry. Psychoanal. Q., 12:598-599

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