Edgar Jones is Professor of the history of medicine and psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He originally studied history but subsequently trained in clinical psychopathology and psychotherapy at Guy’s Hospital in London. His interests are in the field of military psychiatry and the ways that war affects both civilians and soldiers. He has written on shell shock, post-traumatic stress disorder and the cultural representation of psychiatric casualties. He is the course director of the King’s MSc in War and Psychiatry, and is currently researching the way that servicemen and civilians managed psychological trauma in the aftermath of the Second World War.