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DISTRICT No. 7.Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, January 1, 1931

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 78.01; Dec. 1, 1928, 62.7.

Excess of beds over patients at present, 76; upon completion of new hospitals at Lexington, Ky. (249
beds, Feb. 28, 1931), and Indianapolis, Ind. (152 beds, Dec. 1, 1931), 477.

Public, No. 78, approved Mar. 26, 1930, appropriated $1,475,000 for the construction of a new 660-bed
hospital at the Soldiers' Home, Dayton, Ohio, which it is expected will be completed by September, 1931.
American Legion at last convention recommended 160 additional beds for Indiana.

NEUROSPYCHIATRIO

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present 19.49; Dec. 1, 1928, 3.8.
Excess of psychotic beds over patients at present, 94; upon completion of 75-bed addition at Marion, 159.

American Legion at last convention recommended 150 additional beds at Chillicothe and 300 additional
beds at Marion, Ind.

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DISTRICT No. 8.-Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan, January 1, 1931

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present 66.24; Dec. 1, 1928, 46.4.
Excess of patients over beds at present, 10.
Excess of beds over patients upon complete utilization of now facilities at Hines, 27.

GENERAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 76.30; Dec. 1, 1928, 73.

Excess of beds over patients at present, 173; upon complete utilization of additional facilities recently
provided at Hines (128), 302.

American Legion at last convention recommended 500 additional beds at Milwaukee, 500 additional
beds at Ed. Hines Junior Hospital, and the erection of personnel quarters at Dwight, 150 beds.

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 29.11; Dec. 1, 1928, 16.3.
Excess of psychotic patients over beds at present, 288.

Excess of psychotic beds over patients upon completion of new construction providing 164 additional
beds at north Chicago (May 20, 1931) and 138 additional beds at Camp Custer (Sept. 2, 1931) and complete
utilization of additional facilities recently provided at Hines, III. (244 beds) 258.

American Legion at last convention recommended 500 additional beds at north Chicago and 500 addi.
tional beds at Camp Custer.

District No. 9.-Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska, January 1, 1931

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 75.24; Dec. 1, 1928, 58.9.
Excess of beds over patients at present, 10; upon completion and reopening of Excelsior Springs (Jan. 5,
1931), 31.

GENERAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 81.46; Dec. 1, 1928, 73.4.

Excess of beds over patients at present, 45; upon complete utilization of Lincoln (171 additional beds),
the reopening of Excelsior Springs (262 beds), and completion of new hospital in Kansas (125 beds), 603.

American Legion at last convention recommended a 300-bed general hospital for Iowa, and a 250-bed
hospital in Kansas City.

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 29.87; Dec. 1, 1928, 19.
Excess of psychotic patients over beds at present, 4,

Excess of psychotic beds over patients upon completion of additional facilities at Knoxville (147 beds,
July 27, 1931) and reopening of Excelsior Springs (18 beds), 161.

American Legion at last convention recommended 150 additional beds at Knoxville.

DISTRICT No. 10.- Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, Jan-

uary 1, 1931

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 79.04; Dec. 1, 1928, 67.4.
Excess of beds over patients, 62.

American Legion at last convention recommended 150 additional beds at Fort Snelling, 400 additional
beds at Fort Harrison, 150 additional beds at Hot Springs, the use of the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, as a
diagnostic center, and a 200-bed convalescent home or hospital at Fort Snelling.

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 37.05; Dec. 1, 1928, 18.4.
Excess of psychotic patients over beds at present, 2.
American Legion at last convention recommended 200 additional beds at St. Cloud.

DISTRICT No. 11-Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah, January 1, 1931

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 45.46; Dec. 1, 1928, 31.4. Excess of beds over patients at present, 221; upon completion of new hospital at Albuquerque (100 beds) 321.

American Legion at last convention protested against the return of Fort Bayard to the War Department or the abandonment of these facilities by the Veterans' Bureau,

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 80.36; Dec. 1, 1928, 62.

Excess of beds over patients at present, 35; upon completion of new hospitals at Albuquerque (150 beds) and Salt Lake City (75 beds), 260.

American Legion at last convention recommended a new general hospital for Wyoming, 250 beds.

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Percentage of 202 (10) cases at present, 32.05; Dec. 1, 1928, 24.2.
Excess of psychotic patients over beds at present, 9.
Excess of psychotic beds over patients upon completion of new facilities at Fort Lyon (Feb. 1, 1931), 129.

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