Here the author reports on the inciderce of the various forms of finger-prints in school children in Tohoku district, as examined in all the five fingers and the result is compared with that in school children in Kanto district. The forms B and S occur more frequerrly in girls, while ODS and OW are more fr quent in boys. The form, B and S are more frequent amomg children of Kanto district than in Tohoku district, and the form of OW occurs in a 1, wer frequency here than in Kanto district. The form ODS occurs at the same rate as in Kanto.
As it is shown in previous papers, that Nukada's law concering whooping cough is so interesting, the author wanted to know, whether this law was applicable to the incidence of measles. It is very interesting, that Nukada's law is recognizab e very slightely concerning incidence from measles. The author supposed, that this difference between whooping cough and measles was due tothe differencein mother's susceptibility. Mothers of measles patients are rarely affecteted by measles, while mothers of whooping cough patients often suffer from whooping cough.
1. It was established by physical measurement that the Djawanese, the Soendanese, the Madoeranese and the Bataviyans, representing the major portion of the Indonesian aboriginal population, belong to the same stock notwithstanding the acknowledged difference in their language and cultural history. The author attributed the minor differences found among them to environmental and cultural factors. 2. Tenggers and Baduys are dolichocephalic, distinct from the other tribes. 3. Standard of stature for Indonesians is difficult to establish. But the author regardedt he average in the recruits of the volunteer army as the standard, namely 1'60.2 cm, which occupies a medium position among various races known to anthropology. 4. Development in breadth dimension is observed in fair degree in inhabitants of hilly regions and army recruits, but is much unsatisfactory in inhabitants of towns and farmers in plain regions, particularly among coolies. This was attributed largely to their miserable condition of living, especially their unreasonably low nutritive condition. 5. Characteristic of somatic constitution of Indonesians was found, compared to Japanese as well as to other asiatic races, in their relatively short trunk and long limbs. These features are regarded by the author as fit to the tropical life, allowing stronger dissipation of heat from the body, which is probably the resu t of acclimatization acquired in generations by woy of natura selection. 6. Head circumference varies slightly according to the status of living, namely, largest in intellectuals aud smallest in coolies. Greate rvalue found for Tenggers is probably a feature characteristic of the tribe. 7. As for' cranial types, the three principal tribes uniformly showed lengthbreadth index about 85, while Tenggers and Badujs had about 80, a relatevely dolichocephalic type) 8. Since the data for women wass not supported by sufficiently numerous measurements, definite conclusion was reserved, though it so far tended to conform with the author's results and conclusions for male inhabitants.
An abridged life table was constructed for emplyees and their families of Miike Coal Mine, Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, living in the company's residences in 1948. The population as of July 1, 1948, was estimated from the populations as of Dec. 31, 1947 and 1948. The deaths were surveyed by public health nurses visiting each family and checked by the death registrations and the hospital records. Accident deaths were separated and two kinds of life tables for the total deaths and those excluding accident deaths were constructed for the males. The result is shown in the table attached. The remarkable features indicated in it are as follows : 1) The infant mortality is very low, male 0.0714, female 0.0427. 2) For males, q?, is higher than q, due probably to the low birth rate in 1945 and 1946 and to the reduced deaths of children of one year old. 3) The complete expectation of life at birth is very long, male 50.77 years and female 60.19 years, mainly due to the low infant mortality. 4) When the accident deaths were excluded, the male ej is extended to 53.40 years.