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Alleged Insanity in the Army.

Alleged Insanity in the Army. Washington, D. C., Oct. 22, 1900. To the Editor: —Sensational paragraphs have appeared in the daily papers concerning the prevalence of insanity among our troops in the Philippines and these paragraphs have found their way into our medical journals and have been commented on by editorial and other writers. To clear up this matter I am authorized to state to you what Surgeon-General Sternberg has said officially on this subject. A summary of his report has been given to the press, but the summary touches lightly on the question, giving merely the absolute number of cases reported. In his full report he shows that the admission rate for the army in 1898 was 1.8 per 1000 men and in 1899, 1.78. The latter rate is higher than the mean annual rate of the decade 1888-97, which was 1.7, but it was exceeded by the rate of one of the years http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Alleged Insanity in the Army.

JAMA , Volume XXXV (17) – Oct 27, 1900

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1900 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1900.02460430034014
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Abstract

Washington, D. C., Oct. 22, 1900. To the Editor: —Sensational paragraphs have appeared in the daily papers concerning the prevalence of insanity among our troops in the Philippines and these paragraphs have found their way into our medical journals and have been commented on by editorial and other writers. To clear up this matter I am authorized to state to you what Surgeon-General Sternberg has said officially on this subject. A summary of his report has been given to the press, but the summary touches lightly on the question, giving merely the absolute number of cases reported. In his full report he shows that the admission rate for the army in 1898 was 1.8 per 1000 men and in 1899, 1.78. The latter rate is higher than the mean annual rate of the decade 1888-97, which was 1.7, but it was exceeded by the rate of one of the years

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Published: Oct 27, 1900

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