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The politics of trauma: Vietnam veterans and PTSD

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The politics of trauma : Vietnam veterans and PTSD. / Hagopian, Patrick.

In: Mittelweg, Vol. 36, No. 5, 01.10.2015, p. 72-87.

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Hagopian, Patrick. / The politics of trauma : Vietnam veterans and PTSD. In: Mittelweg. 2015 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 72-87.

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