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Weeks

(wēks),
John E., U.S. ophthalmologist, 1853-1949. See: Weeks bacillus, Koch-Weeks bacillus.

disaster syndrome

Psychology A response in survivors of major natural or man-made disasters. Cf Concentration camp syndrome, Survivor syndrome.
Disaster syndrome, chronologic stages
Minutes to hours Stunned apathy, disorientation
Days Inefficiency while helping other victims in worse condition than self, guilt at having survived
Weeks Euphoria and enthusiasm at rebuilding and renewing activities, sense of fellowship with co-victims
Months Resolution
References in classic literature ?
There is a week more, and I think that will be enough.
It was all a swindle, can-painting, said the girls--you were crazy with delight because you were making twelve or fourteen dollars a week, and saving half of it; but you had to spend it all keeping alive while you were out, and so your pay was really only half what you thought.
I've paid a hundred and fifteen my- self, within the week.
So, week by week, poor Peter came And turned in heaviness away; For still the answer was the same,
Sixth week, propose, though you can do it in the fifth week if you see a chance.
Your new friend looks like a poet," said Weeks, with a thin smile on his careworn, bitter mouth.
Yes; going down to Yarmouth, last Friday three weeks.
During these two weeks I was taught a lesson which I shall never forget.
Yet subsequently, and for the rest of his life, he thought and spoke with enthusiasm of that month of captivity, of those irrecoverable, strong, joyful sensations, and chiefly of the complete peace of mind and inner freedom which he experienced only during those weeks.
About our little party down in Hampshire next week," he began.
Several weeks went by, during which Martin Eden studied his grammar, reviewed the books on etiquette, and read voraciously the books that caught his fancy.
This continued for some weeks, the physicians visiting him on alternate days and treating him for two different disorders, with constantly enlarging doses of medicine and more and more rigorous nursing.