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Delores McCrea is a registered nurse who served from 1962 to 1965 as a psychiatric nurse in the U.S. Air Force. She worked directly with veterans who were dealing with what we now call post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Back then, she said, it was known as combat fatigue or shell shock.

On May 19, 1952, more than 2,000 male students at the University of Missouri raided sororities and dorms on the Mizzou, Stephens and Columbia College campuses, as the “panty raid” craze that swept the nation hit home. The female students were training to fight back with fire hoses. The next …

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