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The Position of Psychological Medicine in Medical and Allied Services

  • C. Hubert Bond (a1)
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1 For example, while during the quinquennium 1910–14 the average number of female direct admissions into institutions for the insane and into single-care (in England and Wales) was 11,668, or a ratio of 6.21 per 10,000 population, the average number during the three war years, 1915–17, was 10,894, i.e., a ratio of 5.59 per 10,000; but the admissions during the years 1918–20 were 11,687, 12,060 and 12,003 respectively, with corresponding ratios of 5.93, 6.15 and 6.07; and it may be of some significance that, while in pre-war years there was no marked seasonal or monthly variation in the number of admissions, and such as obtained was never high in November, yet in 1918, while the number of female admissions in September and October were respectively 7.2 and 7.8 per cent. of the total female admissions during that year, the percentage during November was no less than 10.1, and the maximum number of reception orders made on any given day occurred on the day following the armistice. These figures, for what they are worth, have been restricted to females, because those relating to males would be vitiated by the large number of the male population serving with the Forces.

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