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Long-term Health Consequences of Wartime Imprisonment: A Review of the Concord Hospital POW Project

Dent, Owen


A project was commenced in 1982 to examine the impact of the stress of imprisonment on the post-war physical and mental health of members of the Australian Army who had been captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore in 1942 (POWs). Comparison with a control group of combatants in the same theatre of war who had not been imprisoned showed very few differences in physical health but markedly higher psychiatric morbidity among the POWs. A second wave of the study in 1991 explored...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.1999.tb00109.x


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