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INSANITY AS A COMMUNITY PROBLEM

Cases Studied.

Incidence of Insanity among Jews.

In European Countries

Insanity in Rural and Urban Districts

Jewish Insane in New York City.

Methods of Committing Patients to State Hospitals.

Legal Provisions for Commitment..

Social Workers and Commitment of Patients

The Police and Mental Cases

Definition of the term "Insanity

Causes of Insanity..

Heredity.

Alcohol.

Syphilis.

Injuries and Other Causes

Contributing Causes.

Classification of Mental Diseases.

Marital Condition of Admissions to Bellevue Hospital, Psychopathic

Wards.

Nativity

Age Distribution.

Deportation of Immigrant Insane.

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LIST OF TABLES

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1. Total Admissions to Psychopathic Wards, New York City . 54 2. Number of Cases of Alcoholic Insanity

67 3. Psychoses of Admissions

71 4. Age Distribution: General Paralysis.

75 5. Disposition of Manic Depressive Insanity Patients,

83 6. Age Distribution of Manic Depressive Insanity Patients .

84 7. Disposition of Cases of Dementia Praecox

88 8. Age Distribution of Dementia Praecox Patients.

88 9. Number of Admissions to Bellevue Hospital, Psychopathic Wards

93 10. Marital Condition.

95 11. Nativity..

97 12. Age Distribution .

99 13. Years in United States 14. Disposition of Patients

104 15. Diagnosis of Prisoners

106 16. Diagnosis of Discharges.

109 17. Diagnosis of Deaths. 18. Overcrowding in the State Hospitals

114 19. Number of Days Spent in Psychopathic Wards of Bellevue Hospital Prior to Commitment to State Hospital.

117 20. Occupations of Males. 21. Occupations of Females .

124 22. Number of Readmissions to State Hospitals

127 23. Distribution of Certain Psychoses Among Readmissions

129 24. Disposition of Patients by State Hospitals.

134 25. Rate of Recovery and Improvement of Patients

135 26. Diagnosis of Patients who Died in State Hospitals.

143 27. Duration of Hospital Life of Recovered Cases

144 28. Duration of Hospital Life of Improved and Much Improved Cases.

145 29. Duration of Hospital Life of Patients Dying in State Hospitals 147 155]

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