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Increase in Mental Patients.
—There were 181 first admissions to the Arizona State Hospital during 1927, as compared with 169 in 1926 and 209 in 1922. Of the first admissions in 1927, 125 were males and fifty-six females. While the number of patients under treatment in the hospital has increased steadily from 337 on Jan. 1, 1910, to 704 on Jan. 1, 1928, there has been a decrease in the number of first admissions relative to the population of the state, as shown by the fact that in 1922 they numbered 55.9 per hundred thousand of population as compared with 39.4 in 1927. These figures are preliminary and subject to correction.
Fund for Treatment of Brain Tumors.