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.
Psychiatrist's Novel Takes on WWI, Love and History of PTSD
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Daniel Mason, author, "The Winter Soldier"; professor of psychiatry, Stanford