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A hundred years ago: Malingering in soldiers. Practitioner 2016;260 (1791):31

Malingering in soldiers

21 Mar 2016Registered users

One case of headache was a peculiarly pathetic one – that of a fine young fellow who had enlisted in a Guards’ regiment. He was eager to be sent out to the firing line, and had made up his mind that if he did not feel better when he got there, he would make it easy for the enemy to end an existence which had become intolerable. This form of suicide is probably more common than we think.

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