Journal article

Australian medical intellectuals and the great war

Joy Damousi

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

This article considers the way in which the Great War created unique conditions where medical intellectuals became part of a wider canvas of debate about psychology and medicine; mind and body; and, more broadly, crossed the artificial divide between the humanities and the medical sciences. Medicine has not been usually identified as a field for "intellectuals" as such. The nature of cultural and social analysis lends itself more readily to those working in the fields of sociology, political science, literature and history. But the medical intellectuals who are the subject of this article can be seen as extending our understanding of the relationship between the self and society. Such an int..

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