§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the nature of the diseases from which men were invalided from the Navy during 1925 and the numbers invalided from the different diseases, respectively?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The following table shows the diseases from which 1,571 officers and men were invalided6W from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines during the year 1925 with the numbers invalided from the various diseases.
Diseases caused by Infection: Chicken-pox Cow-pox Dengue Diphtheria 1 Dysentery Enteric Fever, Typhoid 1 Enteric Fever, Paratyphoid Enteritis, Infective Erysipelas Influenza Malaria 1 Measles Mediterranean Fever 1 Meningococcal Infection 2 Mumps Pneumococcal Infection (Lungs) 1 Pneumococcal Infection (Other Organs) 1 Pyogenic Infection 5 Pyrexia of Uncertain Origin Rheumatic Fever 25 Rubella Sandfly Fever Scarlet Fever Tuberculosis: Pulmonary 208 Non-pulmonary 27 Chancroid (soft sore) 1 Syphilis, First Record 1 Syphilis Later Record 13 Gonococcal Infection, Acute Gonococcal Infection, Sequoias 64 Other Diseases caused by Infection 26 Nervous and Mental Diseases: Diseases of Spinal Cord 9 Discuses of Brain 3 Apoplexy Paralysis Epilepsy 25 Neurasthenia 55 Other Nervous Diseases 75 Insanity 26 Diseases of the Eye 306 Diseases of the Ear 157 Diseases of the Nose 5 Diseases of Circulatory System: Diseases of the Heart: Organic 74 Functional 23 Diseases of the Arteries 5 Diseases of the Veins 14 Diseases of the Blood and Spleen 2 Diseases of Lymphatic System: Lymphadenitis 1 Other Diseases 2 Diseases of Glands of Internal Secretion 6 Diseases of the Respiratory System: Diseases of the Larynx Catarrh Bronchitis 9 Asthma 8 Fibrosis of Lung 52 Pleurisy 20 Other Diseases 6
Diseases of Teeth and Gums 5 Diseases of the Digestive System: Mouth, Palate, Fauces, Pharynx Tonsillitis 2 Diseases of the Stomach 30 Diseases of the Intestines 27 Hernia 26 Diseases of Rectum and Anus Diseases of the Liver 1 Other Diseases of the Digestive System 2 Diseases of Nutrition or Metabolism: Scurvy Beri-Beri Gout Diabestes 8 Other Diseases Diseases of Generative System: Stricture Varicocele 1 Orchitis Other Diseases 3 Diseases of Organs of Locomotion: Periosteum and Bone 1 Cartilage and Joints 10 Spine 6 Muscles, Fasciae, Tendons, Bursa? 2 Deformities of Limbs, etc. 32 Diseases of Areolar Tissue and Skin:, Abscess 2 Ulcerative Dermatitis Boil Eczema 7 Impetigo 7 Scabies Other Parasitic Skin Diseases Other Diseases of Skin 16
Diseases of Urinary Organs: Kidneys 15 Ureter and Bladder 1 Urinary Disorders 27 New Growths, Malignant 6 New Growths, Non-Malignant 4 Alcoholism 10 Poisoning, various Parasitic diseases (except Skin) General Injuries: Multiple Injuries Multiple Burns and Scalds Heat Stroke Suffocation—Drowning Suffocation—Effects of Compressed Air Disease Local Injuries: Burns and Scalds Injuries and Wounds 65 Wound and Injuries in Action Suicides Total 1571
In addition to the above, three Maltese ratings were invalided with disease of the eye, disease of the stomach and epilepsy respectively, and 10 native ratings with insanity, pulmonary tuberculosis (2), malaria, sequela of gonorrhœa, epilepsy, a disease of the respiratory system, disease of the liver and beri-beri respectively.