Electrical treatment of shell shock

Electrical treatment of shell shock

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Credit: OTIS HISTORICAL ARCHIVES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Electrical treatment of shell shock. Nurse apply electrodes to the roots of the splanchnic nerves in a shell-shocked patient with splanchnoptosis, the backwards displacement of the viscera. Electric shock therapy was used to treat some shell-shocked soldiers during World War I (1914-1918).

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