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David Morris

Presentation: David Morris

Oct 2, 2017

David J. Morris (English) is delivering a series of lectures on the history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis on Oct. 3 and 4. In his lectures, he describes the history of the traumatic flashback and its relation to the rise of film and television, along with recounting the role that the Vietnam War played in the recognition of PTSD as a human affliction. Morris is a former Marine and the author of The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.