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Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's Legacy for Britain's Mental Health

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 6pm - 7:30pm Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU Literary Event, Free Event

Suzie Grogan, writer on women's issues, health, family and social history, will be examining the shift in mental health treatment in the decades following the Frist World War and discussing her new book, Shell Shocked Britain.

Inspired by the tragic story of Suzie's great uncle, Alfred Hardiman, who was declared of unsound mind in 1922 when he murdered his ex-girlfriend with a razor and then tried to take his own life, Shell Shocked Britain is an exploratory book that delves into the harrowing impact of shell-shock and the many tragedies of war on soldiers and civilians alike. The book analyses the consequences of the 1922 committee on Shell Shock on soldiers and their families and discusses the effect of the various - in some cases disastrous - medical practices used in the early twentieth century to palliate what was seen as abnormal mental health.

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