War and Health: Lessons from the Gulf War

War and Health: Lessons from the Gulf War

Editor(s): Harry Lee, Edgar Jones

Published Online: 15 MAY 2007

Print ISBN: 9780470512296

Online ISBN: 9780470512364

DOI: 10.1002/9780470512364

About this Book

War and Health: Lessons from the Gulf War summarises 14 years of scientific and medical research into 'Gulf War Syndrome'. It sets the record straight and promotes more informed dialogue between public, media, politicians and medicine. The book concludes that the syndrome has no causal basis and there is no specific Gulf-related illness. Based on published findings and the contributors' own clinical experience, the book explores both causality and outcomes. It describes the issues that have promulgated the concept of 'Gulf War Syndrome' and looks at the historical background to post-combat disorders, identifying common features and factors that shape their symptoms and the explanations attached to them.

War and Health: Lessons from the Gulf War provides primary care doctors, hospital physicians and medical students with an up-to-date understanding of the scientific evidence and fills a significant gap in the medical and psychiatric literature.

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