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john commented on the word irritable heart
Soldiers in the Civil War suffered from irritability, disturbed sleep, shortness of breath and depression, a syndrome Jacob Mendes Da Costa, an Army surgeon, described in 1871 as “irritable heart.”The New York Times, When Soldiers Snap, by Erica Goode, November 7, 2009
November 8, 2009
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