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May 8, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(2):212-213. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890360094024

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SITUATION IN PSYCHIATRY  Dr. William C. Menninger in the January Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic has compactly compiled "Facts and Statistics of Significance for Psychiatry."

  1. Military Service.—Among 15 million men examined for U. S. military service in World War II, 1,846,000 were immediately rejected, 250,000 were discharged administratively and 382,000 were discharged medically, a 2,480,000 man power loss due to neuropsychiatric disorders. Among all medical discharges, 37 per cent in the army and 32.4 per cent in the navy were due

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