『精神障害兵士「病床日誌」』

The Complete Collection of Reprinted Documents of Medical Charts of Psychologically Disabled Veterans

第3巻完結!

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ベトナム戦争以後、より顕在化した、侵略する側の兵士のPTSDは、
アジア・太平洋戦争下の大日本帝国陸軍の兵士たちにおいても深刻であった。
陸軍病院に残された記録から、市民生活から切り離されて暴力と殺戮の現場にかり出され、
戦争神経症を発症した、兵士・軍属・看護師が経験した「戦争」を浮かび上がらせる。

『病床日誌』知的障害編・戦争神経症編(不二出版刊「資料集成 戦争と障害者」所収)に続く、
神経衰弱編および新発田陸軍病院(新潟)の精神障害兵士の記録!

資料集成『精神障害兵士「病床日誌」』第1巻~第3巻
編――細渕富夫・清水寛・中村江里

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資料集成『精神障害兵士「病床日誌」』
第1巻~第3巻

◎概要

編――第1巻・第2巻=細渕富夫(埼玉大学教授)・清水寛(埼玉大学名誉教授)

第3巻=中村江里(一橋大学特任講師)

体裁――A4判・上製・総約900ページ【編集復刻版】
揃定価――75,000円+税(各巻25,000円+税)
配本  第1巻―『病床日誌』(国府台陸軍病院)神経衰弱編Ⅰ
2016年12月刊行 ●定価=25,000円+税
ISBN978-4-86617-024-4
第2巻―『病床日誌』(国府台陸軍病院)神経衰弱編Ⅱ
2017年6月刊行 ●定価=25,000円+税
ISBN978-4-86617-025-1
第3巻―『病床日誌』新発田陸軍病院編Ⅰ
解説=中村江里
2017年12月刊行 ●定価=25,000円+税
ISBN978-4-86617-026-8

推薦――吉田裕(一橋大学教授)

 
パンフレット

The Complete Collection of Reprinted Documents of Medical Charts of Psychologically Disabled Veterans

Three Volumes
Edited and reprinted in 2016-2017
¥75,000 (total cost for all volumes)
With commentary by Nakamura Eri
Edited by Hosobuchi Tomio, Shimizu Hiroshi and Nakamura Eri
Published by Rikka-Press

The problem of what is called PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) had become obvious after the Vietnam War in the 1970’s in the USA.
But of course there were so many psychologically disabled veterans during WWⅡin Japan, although the Japanese military never accepted such existance as they believed that the Emperor’s army was too strong and too brave.
Here we can show you with these medical charts that many Japanese soldiers at the front –though they were nothing but attackers–felt pain and fear.
The patient-soldiers had been completely ordinary people before coming to the front; for example tofu makers, carpenters, farmers, or so on. But they were suddenly thrown into an atmosphere of violence and murder far away from the peaceful hometowns where their families remained. We can see their mental conditions at the front from these documents.
These documents were left in the ex-military hospital called Kounodai Military Hospital in Chiba prefecture which specialized as the only mental hospital in Japan. Just after Japan was defeated, Japanese government ordered all the public and military offices to burn all documents. Kounodai Military Hospital was no exception, but the doctors understanding the patients’ pains well, did not obey the order and put the documents into the steal drum cans, dug holes, and hid them.

This time we reprinted the charts of 407 cases of soldiers with newrasthenia sent to Kounodai Military Hospital in volume 1 and 2. In volume 3 we reprinted the charts of 156 cases of various types of shell shock cases sent to Shibata Military Hospital in Niigata prefecture.
We can see the Japnanese soldiers’ state of mind at the areas of invasion from the 1930’s to 1945 from these documents.