James A. Landau
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Sat Apr 30 20:58:04 UTC 2005
In a message dated Fri, 29 Apr 2005 14:22:04 -0500, "Mullins, Bill"
<Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL> writes:
> OED has Dec 1915.
> The Times of London. Saturday, Nov 20, 1915; pg. 10; Issue 41017; col A
> "Survivors From The Anglia. A Talk With Rescued Soldiers., Message From
> The King. "
> "He was on his way home suffering from shell shock, the result of a
> chance shot into a group of men engaged in sapping operations."
Look in the ADS-L archives (or I can send you the relevant material if you
prefer) for a thread "Newspaper interview request" beginning on 3/25/2003. This
thread includes the following antedatings:
1915 _N.Y. Times_ 30 Oct. 2
Lancet, issue of July 10, 1915,
Lancet, issue of February 13, 1915
along with a lengthy discussion of whether the citations referred to the
psychological condition now called "battle fatigue" or "post-traumatic-stress
disorder" or to the physical effects of artillery fire.
- James A. Landau
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