Dr. V. DAVIES
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the incidence in the Navy at home and abroad of syphilis and gonorrhæa during the last three years for which statistics are available; and in how many of these cases were preventive measures adopted?
The incidence in the Navy at home and abroad of syphilis and gonorrhæa during the years 1922, 1923 and 1924 (latest figures available) is as follows:
— Ratio per 1,000 sick daily. 1922. 1923. 1924. Syphilis (1st Record) .70 .96 .53 Syphilis (later Record) 1.16 1.02 .84 Gonorrhœa (acute) 3.17 2.89 2.68 Gonorrhœa (Sequelæ) 1.28 1.29 1.23
I regret that no statistics available of the number of cases in which preventive measures were adopted.