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T h i s failure is reflected in the h i g h a d m i s s i o n rates for n e u r o p s y c h i a t r i c casualties r e c o r d e d in W o r l d W a r I, in W o r l d W a r II, a n d in the K o r e a n W a r . D u r i n g the S e c o n d W o r l d W a r b e t w e e n J a n u a r y 1 9 4 3 a n d D e c e m b e r 1 9 4 5 , t h e r e w e r e 4 0 9 , 8 8 7 n e u r o p s y c h i a t r i c p a t i e n t s a d m i t t e d to a r m y hospitals in the o v e r s e a s t h e a t e r s alone. O f t h e s e p a t i e n t s , 1 2 7 , 6 6 0 w e r e e v a c u a t e d to the U n i t e d States.
Tischler fest p s y c h i a t r i c d i s o r d e r s w h i l e in the s e r v i c e t h a n p r e v i o u s l y w e l l - i n t e g r a t e d m e n . T h e a u t h o r s p o i n t e d o u t , h o w e v e r , t h a t in all probability only o n e t h i r d of t h e m e n s e r v i n g in t h e a r m y w h o could h a v e b e e n disqualified o n n e u r o p s y c h i a t r i c g r o u n d s at the t i m e of i n d u c t i o n , h a d their p r e d i s p o s i t i o n b e e n k n o w n , b e c a m e p s y c h i a t r i c casualties w h i l e in t h e service.
Printing Office, Washington, D. C , 1958. Comments of the discussants indicate that Niesei troops serving in the Fifth and Seventh Infan try Divisions exhibited lower incidence rates for neuropsychiatric disorders even though they were frequently called upon to undertake extremely hazardous assign ments. The same observation was made concerning an elite unit, the First Special Service Force in Italy. 24 Gary L. Tischler d e t e r m i n e d b y t h e p e r s o n a l i t y s t r u c t u r e of t h e i n d i v i d u a l a n d r e flected in his s t r e s s o r - s t i m u l i threshold.