Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: A Soldier’s Declaration

  • Craiglockhart Hospital, head above the parapet

    Annabelle Slingerland Leiden, the Netherlands    Craiglockhart War Hospital You are in World War I, back in its notorious trenches, hearing uninterrupted shooting, deafened from the shells, smelling cordite and dead bodies, fellow soldiers fall back on you, wounded or dead, grey with mud. War neurosis, nervous breakdown, neurasthenia or “shellshock” follows you like your own…