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Copp, Terry ; McAndrew, Bill. -- Battle exhaustion : soldiers and psychiatrists in the Canadian Army, 1939-1945. -- Montreal : McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 1990. -- 249 p.

  • This important work is almost two books in one: Terry Copp deals extensively with personnel selection for combat, while Bill McAndrew deals with its consequences -- battle exhaustion in Italy and in Normandy

Donovan, Rita. -- As for the Canadians : the remarkable story of the RCAF's "guinea pigs" of World War II. -- Ottawa : BuschekBooks, 2000. -- 303 p.

  • Sir Archibald McIndoe and treatment of aircrew burn injuries at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, England

English, Allan D. -- The cream of the crop : Canadian aircrew, 1939-1945. -- Montreal : McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 1996. -- 239 p.

  • A fine work, which can profitably be read along with Copp and McAndrew, this book deals largely with aircrew selection, aviation psychology and psychological casualties, many of them from flying exhaustion

Feasby, W.R. -- Official history of the Canadian medical services, 1939-1945. -- Ottawa : Queen's Printer, 1956. -- 2 vol.

Nicholson, G.W.L. -- Seventy years of service : a history of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. -- Ottawa : Borealis Press, 1977. -- 388 p.

Rawling, Bill. -- "Providing the gift of life : Canadian medical practitioners and the treatment of shock on the battlefield". -- Canadian military history. -- Vol. 10, no. 1 (Winter 2001). -- P. 7-20

Smith, George. -- "Canadian aviation medicine, 1939-1945". -- Ottawa : National Library of Canada, [1997]. -- 2 microfiches. -- (Canadian theses on microfiche). -- M.A. thesis, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ont., 1996. -- 124 l.

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