Medicine: Tattoo Suspected

A tattooed man is one and a half times as likely to be rejected by the U.S. armed forces as an unillustrated man. He is one and a half times as likely to be a psychiatric rejection. This conclusion was forced upon Captain Joseph Lander and Corporal Harold M. Kohn as a result of thousands of psychiatric examinations of recruits. The two Army examiners, who report their findings in the American Journal of Psychiatry, also conclude that:

¶About 58% of rejected tattooees are rejected for neuropsychiatric abnormalities.

¶A man with a siren tattooed on his arm...

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