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I suspect that Katherine Keane was just dealing with regular soldiers back from the field suffering from some degree of PTSD. However, she might have been correct in thinking there was a psychiatric center nearby. A subordinate unit within the 8th Field Hospital at Nha Trang was the 98th Medical Detachment. They operated the only inpatient psychiatric facility in I and II Corps (the two most northern tactical zones in Vietnam). Besides dealing with mental health issues on an outpatient basis, they had a 12 bed in-patient facility staffed by a psychiatrist, a psychologist, and five social work specialists. They could keep an in-patient for 30 days; at the end of that time they had to return the patient to duty, reassign him in-country, or medically evacuate him back to the United States for further treatment.

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