Yale University Libraries and Collections



  • Allan M. Brandt, No Magic Bullet: a social history of venereal disease in the United States since 1880 (New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987).
  • Mark S. Micale and Paul Lerner, eds.  Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry, and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930.  (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001), especially Chapter 9: "Why Are They Not Cured?" British Shellshock Treatment During the Great War, by Peter Leese, and Chapter 12: Invisible Wounds: The American Legion, Shell-Shocked Veterans, and American Society, 1919-1924, by Caroline Cox.
  • Pat Barker, Regeneration (London; New York: Viking, 1991).


  • Disability
  • Mutilated veterans and early plastic surgery
  • Psychology and "Shell shock"
  • Venereal disease
  • The work of the Red Cross


  • John L. Todd, The French system for return to civilian life of crippled and discharged soldiers(New York City: The Red cross institute for crippled and disabled men, 1918) MUDD Library. Nvf92 +R24 I 5.
  • The Medical Bulletin: a review of war medicine, surgery and hygiene. Paris: American Red Cross Society in France, [1917-1918]. Continued by: War medicine, surgery & hygiene. MEDICAL, Periodicals (Non-Circulating). Shelved by title. v.1:no.1-7(1917/1918).
  • War supplement. A classified record of literature on military medicine and surgery 1914-1917. Fielding H. Garrison, M.D., Frank J. Stockman, M.D. (eds). (Washington, D.C.: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1918) Medical Library, Reference, Stacks (Non-Circulating) S Ref 2 ZR100 I503 1918.
  • Barrett, Sir James W. and Deane, P. E., The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt : an illustrated and detailed account of the organisation and work of the Australian medical units in Egypt in 1914-1915 (London : Lewis, 1918) MEDICAL/HISTORICAL, Histories, Locked (Non-Circulating). Military Med 1914-1918.
  • Harvey Williams Cushing papers in the Yale University Library, 1745-1965 (inclusive), [microform] 159 reels. MEDICAL 1 1 - 28 Shelved at MEDICAL/HISTORICAL, Reference (Non-Circulating) Unpublished finding aid in repository. The finding aid is also available on Reel 159. M-Film; FILM HM 225.
  • George Milton Smith collection, 1901-1947 (inclusive), 1939-1945 (bulk) 5.75 linear feet (54 volumes) MEDICAL/HISTORICAL, Histories, Locked (Non-Circulating). Ms Coll 7.
  • United States. Surgeon-General’s Office, The medical department of the United States Army in the world war (Washington, U.S. Govt. print. off., 1921-29).15 v. in 17. MEDICAL/HISTORICAL, Stacks. Hist UH223 U5.

American Red Cross Allied Theatrical and Motion Picture Team Poster

World War I era poster from the American Red Cross as a member of the Allied Theatrical and Motion Picture Team for the Second American Red Cross War Fund. War Poster Collection, Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University Library. MGN 671. Box 22. Folder YUS 81-954. File name 004329.tif.


  • Disabled veterans
  • Disabled veterans—Great Britain—History—20th century
  • Disabled veterans—Germany—History—20th century
  • Military Medicine—history
  • People with disabilities—Rehabilitation
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • War neuroses
  • World War, 1914-1918—Cripples, invalids, etc.
  • World War, 1914-1918—Health aspects—Periodicals
  • World War, 1914-1918—Medical and sanitary affairs
  • World War, 1914-1918—Medical care
  • World War, 1914-1918—Medical care—Periodicals