Center for History Of Medicine Announces “PTSD in Military and Civilian Life”

David J. MorrisOn Tuesday, Oct. 3, and Wednesday, Oct. 4, Washington University in St. Louis will host a series of events on PTSD featuring author David J. Morris.

Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Assembly Series: Panel Discussion/Book Signing
Danforth Campus, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 310

Oct. 4 at 8 a.m.
“PTSD: Current Concepts in Clinical Treatment”
Clinical Panel Discussion
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Clopton Auditorium

Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m.
58th Historia Medica Lecture: “What We Talk About When We Talk About PTSD”
Medical Campus, North Medical Building, Moore Auditorium

Morris is a former Marine infantry officer and author of "The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder," which describes his experiences as a reporter in Iraq and his struggles with post-traumatic stress. A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, the book also examines the historical and cultural origins of PTSD.

All events are free and open to the public.

The David J. Morris Visiting Lectureship is co-sponsored by:

  • Center for History Of Medicine
  • Washington University Assembly Series
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Association
  • The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Washington University School of Law