7 Cases of Shell Shock From World War One

During World War One, the British army dealt with approximately 80,000 recorded cases of shell shock. This video presents various examples of patients with shell shock shortly after arrivingĀ at Seale Military Hospital. It then proceeds to describe the individual treatments and their effect on the patients.

The techniques used by the doctors vary from ‘re-education’ to hypnosis and physical stimulation. Whilst the images portrayed in this film are somewhat distressing, the enduring tone is one of hope as the condition of all patients are seen to improve after their respective treatments.

Lee is a freelance writer with a keen interest in history and science.