I consulted a book on medical abbreviations. While it lists "OMD" as "organic mental disorder" I do not think that applies to this case. I scrolled through the Ancestry.com records and there are so many men discharged OMD that I think it may have another meaning. Possibly discharged by "Order of a Medical Doctor". I am not sure that the other abbreviation is "ON" it looks to me it could be "OR". The book gives this a meaning of "Own Recognizance". Perhaps the idea here is that some patients needed a doctor's order for discharge, and others were able to determine for themselves that they were ready to be discharged? I hope you do get the answer to your question.
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