Nocturnal enuresis in childhood has been thoroughly reviewed in the literature. Concerning the condition in adult life, when no organic neurologic lesion is demonstrable, the literature is meager. Little can be found in most textbooks on neurology when the trouble occurs after the first decade of life; while in the clinical records of large institutions such case histories are without doubt a rarity. Jelliffe and White1 state that after the third year of life it is an indication of a neurotic disposition, while Osler declares that nocturnal enuresis usually clears up by the end of the first decade.
When, therefore, a group of adult men, in military life, present themselves with this symptom, the conclusion that there is a deliberate attempt to malinger is uppermost in the mind of the observer. But these patients wet their beds or cots consistently. The night attendants in the ward note the dribbling of