One of the most natural and most common of questions concerning the insane, as they are found massed in a hospital, is: "What becomes of them all?" Oddly enough, this question has never been fully answered. At first glance the question seems easy to answer, but a search among the common tables shows that it has not been found easy.
Seeing this, I was led last year to attempt a tabulation (Table 1) which should show what became of them, so far as hospital records answer that question. That is, of a given consecutive or average number of admissions of patients having the average of characteristics I would like to show how many die in the hospital, how many leave "recovered," how many leave "improved," how many leave as "unimproved," and how long it takes to secure each of these results. While this table is closely exact as to the