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#8: Tom Talks... The Invisible Injured, with Adam Montgomery



In this episode, I talk with Dr. Adam Montgomery about his book "The Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan". "The Invisible Injured", published by McGill-Queens University Press and available on Amazon and Indigo, is the first book-length history of how war and peacekeeping trauma affected Canadian soldiers from 1914 to 2014.   Our conversation ranges on many important topics that "The Invisible Injured" raises, including: how psychological trauma has been interpreted and reinterpreted since the First World War in the Canadian context, and the role masculinity as a gender identity has played in identifying and diagnosing trauma in the military.   Adam Montgomery is a historian of medicine and Canadian military history. His research uses history to assess medical and cultural change over time, particularly regarding society’s view of mental health and illness. The book of our discussion, "The Invisible Injured", received an Amazon bestseller ta