Figure are given showing (a) the incidence of the various classes of psychiatric condition amongst admissions to psychiatric units affecting U.K., non-U.K. and African patients; and (b) the frequency of the various psychoneurotic and psychotic diagnoses in the above classes. The figures indicate a higher incidence of psychopathic personality and psychotic reactions amongst non-U.K. patients, and of psychoneurotic reaction amongst U.K. patients. Psychotic breakdowns gave a highest relative incidence amongst African patients. Some comments of a general nature are made on the mentally backward soldier and on the aetiology of the schizophrenic reaction in the Services; and a view of the psychopathology of the psychoneurotic reaction is briefly outlined.
A case of thrombosis of the inferior vena cava following trauma of the left leg is descriptionbed. Ulceration ot the wall of the cava occurred. with death from peritonitis. Some comments are made on this rare comolication. An explanation of the clinical features is suggested.