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TABLE Numbers 5.--Showing the rations of rejections for certain diseases and infirmities in the Union States, Great Britain, and France.

Great Britain

Cause of rejection United 1860 1861 France,

States 1831-

1843.

Imbecility 4.99 2.20 0.50 .....

Epilepsy 9.31 ..... ..... 1.90

Diseases of the .98 .71 .62 ....

brain and spinal

cord

Diseases of the 18.59 12.86 25.52 ....

heart

Diseases of the 15.58 1.79 1.13 ....

lungs

Consumption 13.84 2.26 5.00 ....

Feeble constitution 36.80 31.73 41.78 94.80

Scrofula and 5.70 21.13 28.52 ....

syphilis

Diseases of the skin 1.80 5.54 8.63 12.51

Disease of the eyes 17.80 28.75 28.52 15.40

(myopia included)

Myopia 3.54 .... .... 4.60

Diseases of the ears 6.60 3.10 4.51 ....

and deafness

Diseases of the .80 .77 1.63 .....

moose and month

Stammering 2.00 1.31 1.63 ....

Loss of teeth 23.60 9.25 7.76 8.50

Deformity and 14.00 25.30 55.67 ....

deficient size of

chest and curvature

of the spine

Hernia a 34.28 11.79 14.89 24.50

Hemorrhoids 3.17 5.00 5.88 ....

Varicose veins 7.10 28.63 40.79 ....

Varicocele .88 13.39 23.52 ....

NOTE.--This comparison is as complete as the different classifications in the English and French returns will admit.

aThe English returns exempt in 1860, 6.13, and in 1861, 11.76 per 1,000 for laxity of abdominal rings, showing tendency to hernia.

TABLE Numbers 6.--Showing the causes of rejection of the recruits found unfit for service at the headquarters of each of the recruiting districts in Great Britain in the ten years from April 1, 1842, to March 31, 1852. a

London Bristol Coventry Liverpool

Total 45,613 13,366 10,065 18,662

examined

Weakintell 33 5 5 17

ect

Unsound 1,266 322 191 408

health,

marks of

treatment

Muscular 1,676 304 235 231

tenuity,

want of

physical

power

Affections 1,243 240 148 353

of the

eyes

Loss of 982 160 174 239

decay of

teeth

Deformity 901 106 133 298

of the

spine

Want of 1,308 258 213 634

due

capacity,

or

malformati

on of

chest

Defective 566 284 106 331

condition

of the

superior

extremitie

s

Hernia 847 171 72 177

Tendency 847 150 100 518

to rapture

from

laxity of

the groin

Varicose 879 340 157 600

state of

veins of

the

spermatic

cord

Disease or 1,473 92 21 94

injury of

the

testicles

Varicosest 248 279 214 1,192

ate of

veins of

the

spermatic

cord

Defective 1,162 760 339 656

condition

of the

inferior

extremitie

s

Cicatrices 757 189 155 344

, ulcers,

wounds,

and

chronic

diseases

of the

skin.

Tendency 215 103 32 44

to

consumptio

n

Diseases 256 38 21 112

of the

heart

Impaired 186 47 15 46

hearing

or

deafness

Impediment 105 29 13 33

of speech

Syphilis 295 81 81 106

Marks of 157 36 11 49

corporal

punishment

Marked 87 22 17 41

with the

letter D

All other 527 88 131 322

causes

Total 16,701 4,104 2,584 6,845

rejected

Leeds Edinburg Glasgow Cork

h

Total examined 7,994 9,569 18,510 18,086

Weakintellect 7 7 18 20

Unsound health, marks 260 456 680 145

of treatment

Muscular tenuity, want 88 288 605 508

of physical power

Affections of the eyes 159 225 272 177

Loss of decay of teeth 185 79 166 110

Deformity of the spine 134 145 264 155

Want of due capacity, 187 279 578 151

or malformation of

chest

Defective condition of 173 160 311 153

the superior

extremities

Hernia 103 84 203 158

Tendency to rapture 64 179 387 205

from laxity of the

groin

Varicose state of veins 270 201 438 68

of the spermatic cord

Disease or injury of 56 124 168 84

the testicles

Varicosestate of veins 339 506 1,214 480

of the spermatic cord

Defective condition of 375 426 915 466

the inferior

extremities

Cicatrices, ulcers, 285 330 668 468

wounds, and chronic

diseases of the skin.

Tendency to consumption 40 2 129 10

Diseases of the heart 17 76 112 106

Impaired hearing or 32 24 14 8

deafness

Impediment of speech 8 13 31 22

Syphilis 120 127 174 62

Marks of corporal 18 10 17 15

punishment

Marked with the letter 15 13 22 5

D

All other causes 196 15 112 210

Total rejected 3,131 3,769 7,498 3,786

aTaken from report of the commissioners appointed to inquire into the regulations affecting the sanitary condition of the Army, the organization of miliary hospitals, and the treatment of the sick and wounded, &c. Published, Loundon, 1858.