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TABLE No 7.--Showing the number of young men exempted form military service on account of physical unfitness in France in each year from 1831 to 1843, inclusive, and specifying the various causes of exemption--Continued.

1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838

Dise 561 423 359 417 496 737 761

ases 679

of

the

ches

t

Hern 4,044 3,579 4,222 3,994 3,921 4,532 4,023 3,800

ias

Epil 463 367 342 307 277 272 276 296

epsy

Vari 9,168 9,058 10,28 9,962 9,998 9,695 10,85 9,282

ous 6 1

othe

r

dise

ases

Feeb 11,78 9,979 11,25 11,60 11,72 14,17 15,34 14,63

elne 3 9 0 4 6 2 4

s of

cons

titu

tion

Tota 47,53 43,90 48,17 48,31 49,00 53,78 54,56 51,83

l 1 8 5 6 9 8 9 9

1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 Total Ratio

exempt

ed per

1,exam

ined

Total 167,24 162,91 162,78 167,07 166,65 2,097.8 .....

exami 0 3 7 1 5 76

ned

exclu

sive

of

"reje

cted

for

want

of

heigh

t."

Loss 919 806 688 804 772 9,943 4.8

of

finge

rs

Loss 1,326 1,373 1,335 1,454 17,907 8.5

of 1,273

finger

s

Deaf 544 558 520 488 499 7,631 3.6

and

dumb

Loss 1,662 1,281 1,723 1,739 1,699 21,281 10.2

of

membe

rs or

organ

s

other

than

those

which

are

in

the

three

proce

eding

colum

ns.

Goite 1,357 1,281 1,207 1,241 1,295 17,200 8.2

rs

Lamen 813 769 848 794 957 11,712 5.5

ess

Defor 9,215 9,142 9,149 9,381 10,121 118,876 56.6

mitie

s

other

than

those

in

the

two

prece

ding

colum

ns

Disea 712 796 768 693 733 9,144 4.3

ses

of

the

bones

Myopi 684 635 644 59583 562 9,669 4.6

a

Disea 1,787 1,745 1,553 1,683 1,696 22,554 10.8

ses

of

the

eyes

other

than

myopi

a

Itch 8 14 12 20 5 136 .06

Surf 815 767 773 831 776 10,121 4.8

Lepro 7 30 24 28 23 324 .15

sy

Disea 1,215 1,174 1,687 1,255 15,702 7.5

ses 1,493

of

the

skin

other

than

those

i

nteh

three

prece

ding

colum

ns.

Scrof 1,922 1,709 1,870 2,010 12,034 22,136 10.6

ulous

vices

Disea 515 491 438 476 794 7,147 3.4

ses

of

the

chest

Herni 4,174 3,554 3,693 3,922 3,856 51,314 24.5

as

Epile 304 284 252 281 275 3,996 1.9

psy

Vario 10,242 8,937 9,047 9,332 9,105 124,963 59.6

us

other

disea

ses

Feebl 19,366 18,395 20,932 20,711 198,804 94.8

eness 18,903

of

const

ituti

on

Total 57,587 54,066 54,878 58,272 58,622 680,560 342.4

Proceedings of a board of medical officers convened at Washington City by the following order:

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 136.

Washington, April 9, 1863.

* * * *

A board of medical officers, to consist of Medical Inspector R. H. Coolidge, U. S. Army; Surg. Meredith Clymer, U. S. Volunteers; Asst. Surg. Roberts Bartholow, U. S. Army, will convene in this city on the 10th instant to prescribe rules for governing "boards of enrollment" in determining who shall be exempt from draft as physically or mentally unfit for the service.

* * * *

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.