§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the nature of the diseases from which men were invalided from the Navy during the years 1926 and 1927, respectively; the numbers invalided from the different diseases; and the number in each disease of cases in which the disability was decided to be attributable to service and for which a disability pension was given?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
Particulars for the year 1927 are not yet available, but figures for 1926 have been compiled, and are as follow:
(1) Total Invalidings. Disease or Injury. Invalided. Diseases caused by infection: Diphtheria 1 Pneumococcal infection (lungs) 8 Pyogenic infection 1 Pyrexia of uncertain origin 1 Rheumatic fever 17 Tuberculosis (pulmonary) 176 Tuberculosis (non-pulmonary) 21 Syphilis, later record 15 Gonocoecal infection, sequelæ 32 Other diseases caused by infection 22 Nervous and mental diseases: Diseases of spinal cord 10 Diseases of brain 6 Paralysis 2 Epilepsy 34 Neurasthenia 69 Other nervous diseases 45 Insanity 15 Diseases of the eye 386 Diseases of the ear 261 Diseases of the Nose 3 Diseases of circulatory system: Diseases of the heart (organic) 86 Diseases of the heart (functional) 19 Diseases of the arteries 10 Diseases of the veins 7 Diseases of the blood and spleen 3 Diseases of Lymphatic system. Lymphadenitis 1 Diseases of glands of internal secretion 6 Diseases of the respiratory system: Bronchitis 12 Asthma 7 Fibrosis of lung 30 Pleurisy 17 Other diseases 6 Diseases of teeth and gums 19
Disease or Injury. Invalided. Diseases of the digestive system: Mouth, palate, fauces, pharynx 1 Tonsilitis 2 Diseases of the stomach 21 Diseases of the intestines 33 Hernia 20 Diseases of rectum and anus 1 Other diseases of digestive system 1 Diseases of nutrition or metabolism Diabetes 5 Diseases of generative system: Variococele 2 Orchitis 1 Other diseases 1 Diseases of organs of locomotion: Periosteum and bone 4 Cartilage and joints 16 Spine 1 Muscles, fasciæ tendons, bursæ 3 Deformities of limbs 92 Diseases of Areolar, tissue and skin: Abscess 3 Eczema 4 Other diseases of skin 5 Diseases of urinary organs: Kidneys 20 Ureter and bladder 2 Urinary disorders 42 New growths, malignant 2 New growths, non-malignant 2 Alcoholism 1 General injuries: Multiple injuries 1 Multiple burns and scalds 1 Local injuries. Injuries and wounds 91 Totals 1,726
(2) Attributable cases and pensions granted.
Infection: Pulmonary tuberculosis 8 Nou-pulmonary tuberculosis 6 Nervous diseases: Spinal cord 1 Neurasthenia 1 Disease of the eye 5 Disease of the ear 1 Respiratory system. Fibrosis of lung 1 Organs of locomotion: Periosteum and bone 3 Cartilage and joints 1 Muscles, etc. 3 General injuries. Multiple burns 1 Local injuries and wounds 44 Total 75
In addition to the above, five attributable cases were referred to the Ministry of Pensions for administration.