GDG- Now: CW PTSD was: Custer: G'burg, LBH & Philbrick
jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Sat Jan 21 16:17:19 CST 2012
First we would have to define drinking yourself to death.
Second, you would have yo define what it was in the 19th century.
Third, we would need a common denominator to equalize the two disparate figures
I am not sure it would mean anything.
I mean the different alcohol consumption rates alone would be insurmountable, wouldn't they?
Batrinque at aol.com wrote:
>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>In a message dated 1/21/2012 1:45:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:
>But people do that (drink themselves to death) all the time.
>I think a better explanation might be is that war changes all whom it
>touches, and different individuials handle it differently.
>We just put a name on it now.
>One of the points of that paper I mentioned about health costs associated
>with CW veterans that stress from their experience fed into adopting
>unhealthy behaviors such as drinking too much. It would be difficult to prove
>that any particular individual did or did not drink himself to death as a
>direct result of the war, but looking at a larger population something
>statistically significant would emerge.
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