Using the statistical data in Mortality Statistics of Tuberculosis 1947, (Published by Department of Statistics and Investigation, Welfare Minister's Secretaria) the authors studied regional differences in mortality of tuberculosis according to economic regions which had been provided by The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. These data are mortality statistics on residential places. In 1947 most of patients with tuberculosis (especially ex-servicemen who are afflicted with tuberculosis) were accomodated in either sanatoria or hospitals which situated in residential places. Consequently, it was inevitable that the tuberculosis mortality was high in those cities, towns and villages where institutions for tuberculosis are located. The results obtained are outlined below?F 1. The mortality due to tuberculosis in 1947 (to a population of 100, 000) stood at 187.2 for the whole country excluding Hokkaido, 229.6 for cities and 165.9 for countries. 2. The tuberculosis mortality by economic regions in the whole country excluding Hokkaido (to a population of 100, 000) represented 212.3 for the suburbs of cities, 170.4 for farm villages in a plain, 167.3 for farm and mountain villages, and 150.0 for mountain villages. Thus, it was proved that the more remote, the less the tuberculosis mortality becomes. 3. As with the whole country (excluding Hokkaido), the tuberculosis mortality by economic regions, and cities and prefectures, proved high in the suburbs of cities, but low in mountain villages. 4. It was found that all cities, towns and villages whose tuberculosis mortality rate (to a population of 1, 000) is over 10, were situated in the seats of national tuberculosis sanatoria.
The purpose of this study was to observe and to classify the visual stimulus response behavior in early infancy as well as to examine factors influencing the visual stimulus response. The subjects were 58 infants of ages from 3 to 5 months. Results of the MCC Baby Test and the response behavior to the visual stimulation (an red wool) filmed by 8 mm camera were analyzed, and 8 response patterns and 3 group (high level, middle level and low level) among these patterns based on the stage of the visual response development were identifyed. Concerning the factors related to the visual response development, two groups (high level group and low level group) were compared, and length of fetal period, birth weight, difficulties during neonatal period and present developmental state of the infant were significantly related to this development of the visual response. that is, premature delivery, low birth weight, experience difficulties during neonatal period and low D. Q. were more seen low level group than high level group. However, there was no difference between two groups about background such as parents' age, educational background and occupation, famly size, family income and existence of sibling. Considering the importance of home stimulation, further study is needed on the development of the child in relation to the visual response in early infancy.
The β-, pre-β- and α-lipoprotein bands were separated by electrophoresis on cellulose acetate. The samples were sera which were obtained by mass-examinations in Shizuoka prefecture. The hyperlipoproteinemia was separated by determinations of total cholesterol and triglycerides on the sera, 13 of 85 samples were hyperlipoproteinemia and the others were normal lipid contents. The mean and one standard deviation for each of the case of normal individuals was found to be; β- 53.3±12.4, pre-β- 17.8±12.4, α-28.8±10.4%. The hyperlipoproteinemia was grouped into five hyperlipoproteinemia phenotypes by WHO classification and then five samples were Type II a and seven were Type IV.