In the same Report Dr. Brushfield makes some remarks on the relative proportion of insane men to insane women in the county of Surrey. According to the returns of the last census (1871) of England and Wales, for each 1,000 males of the whole population there were 1,056 females. In Surrey the proportion of females was 1 115, being 65 beyond the average. Taking the insane of all classes in England and Wales on January 1st, 1871, the proportion of males to females was as 1,000 to 1,182; but in the pauper class it was as 1,000 to 1,242. In the county of Surrey on the 1st January, 1872, the proportion was 1,000 to 1,422, or nearly 2 to 3—a great disparity between the sexes. But Dr. Brushfield does not believe that these figures indicate that women are more liable to insanity than men; on the contrary, he believes the liability to be greater in men:—
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