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STATISTICS

The tables and special reports which follow present a formal review of the work for the two years ended June 30, 1924, and should be of service in years to come in compiling data to assist those who are studying blindness in its various aspects. Only those blind persons who have received from the state some form of assistance which has involved financial expenditure are recorded in the statistical tables. The number of such state beneficiaries in 1923 was 303, and in 1924, 370.

It is difficult in a work such as this to express in tables a report of service rendered, and no attempt has been made to do so. It is a satisfaction, however, to realize that we have given to a considerable number of blind persons advice, intercession with relatives, friends and other agencies, and much personal service, none of which is recorded here.

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The 303 state beneficiaries in 1923, and the 370 in 1924 were :

1923

1924 State pupils (School)

60

67 (Trades)

22

20 (Nursery)

14

14 (Perkins Institution)

3

3 (Overbrook School)

1

1 (Trinity College)

1 (Yale School of Music)

1 (Hartford High School)

1

1 (Weaver High School)

1 (Harvard University) ...

1 (Danquard Player Action School)..

1 (Saginaw Training School)

1 beneficiaries (machinery and tools)

15 (transportation and clothing)..

29 (relief in homes)......

73 (relief in workshop)

29 Home pupils ....

196 Sales work beneficiaries

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370

The causes of blindness or lessened vision in the cases under review, as shown by the returns on our records, are as follow:

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Acid burns
Acid poisoning
Acute conjunctivitis
Amblyopia
Astigmatism
Acquired syphilis
Buphthalmos
Cataracts
Chorio retinitis
Choroiditis ..
Chronic inflammation
Congenital amblyopia
Congenital cataracts
Congenital defects (other than cataracts)
Congenital glaucoma
Congenital hydrophthalmos
Corneal ulcers
Detached retina
Enucleated ..
Glaucoma
Glioma
Gonorrhoeal conjunctivitis
Hereditary syphilis
High myopia
Hydrocephalus
Interstitial keratitis
Industrial poisoning
Iritis ....
Jamaica ginger poisoning
Macular degenerative changes
Meningitis
Nystagmus
Ocular paralysis
Opacities of cornea
Ophthalmia neonatorum
Optic atrophy
Optic neuritis
Pan ophthalmitis
Phlyctenular keratitis
Progressive myopia
Purulent ophthalmia
Retinitis pigmentosa
Rheumatic iritis
Scarlet fever
Smallpox
Specific conjunctivitis
Sympathetic ophthalmia
Toxic poisoning
Trachoma

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303

370

1924

The ages of the state beneficiaries were as follows:

1923 Under one year One and under five years

2 Five and under twelve years

29 Twelve and under sixteen years

31 Sixteen and under twenty years

16 Twenty and under thirty-five years...

51 Thirty-five and under forty-five years.

42 Forty-five and under fifty-five years

32 Fifty-five and under sixty-five years

45 Sixty-five and under seventy-five years

35 Seventy-five and under eighty-five years

17 Eighty-five and under ninety years

1 Ninety and under ninety-five years

1 Ninety-five years and over

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The age at which the sight was lost or seriously impaired was as follows:

1923

1924 At birth and under one year

87

93 One and under five years

21

20 Five and under twelve years

39

52 Twelve and under sixteen years

12

15 Sixteen and under twenty years

5

5 Twenty and under thirty-five years

32

38 Thirty-five and under forty-five years.

23

33 Forty-five and under fifty-five years

24

36 Fifty-five and under sixty-five years.

33

43 Sixty-five and under eighty years

23

33 Eighty years and over

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303

370 Our records show the following statistics regarding the degree of blindness:

1923

1924 Total

182

221 Partial

121

149

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Austria (Jugo Slav)
Austria (Magyar)
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Canada
Canada (French)
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Germany (Jewish)
Holland
Ireland
Italy
Poland
Russia
Russia (Jewish)
Russia (Lithuanian)
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