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May 9, 1914

TYPHOID IN THE LARGE CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES

JAMA. 1914;LXII(19):1473-1475. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.25610440001011
Abstract

About a year ago1The Journal published statistics showing the prevalence of typhoid fever since 1906 in those cities of the United States having over 100,000 population. The cities so considered number fifty-one and include nearly one-fourth of the population of the country. The fact that sanitary improvements have been inaugurated in some localities as the result of the interest which has been aroused by the facts published in The Journal is sufficient justification for summarizing the typhoid conditions for 1913 in the same cities:2

OUTBREAKS IN NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA  It is a matter for national congratulation that the largest city in the country has reached so satisfactory a condition in its typhoid death-rate (New York, Table 1), recording as it does in 1913 not only the lowest typhoid rate in its history (7 per one hundred thousand population), but also a rate that compares creditably with

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