Psychiatrist's Novel Takes on WWI, Love and History of PTSD

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Daniel Mason's new novel, "A Winter Soldier," follows Lucius, a 22-year-old medical student who finds himself performing emergency surgeries in a field hospital during World War I. When he gets a patient who is so shell-shocked he can only communicate by drawing pictures, Lucius struggles to find a cure. Forum talks to Mason about his third novel, balancing writing with practicing psychiatry, and about the history and treatment of PTSD.


Daniel Mason, author, "The Winter Soldier"; professor of psychiatry, Stanford