The Machinery and the Morale: Stress and the Military in Postwar America

Quadrant: Health and Society

This project examines research on the physiology of stress in the years surrounding the Second World War. Dr. Long looks at how endocrinologists, physiologists, and biochemists sought to elucidate the exact hormonal mechanisms by which the body responds to changes and challenges in its environment. She analyzes the development of the hormonal understanding of the stress response and how scientists used this knowledge in their approaches to military and civilian problems of stress in Cold War America.

University of Minnesota