The abnormal preponderance of deaths among females, 305, to 293 males, in the week ended
December 27, is accounted for by the health department by "the defective street
car service, with its frequent breakdowns at a season of the year when thousands
of women, at a high pitch of nervous tension over the holiday shopping, have
been kept waiting for hours exposed to the inclemencies of the weather."
Preponderance of Female Deaths.. JAMA. 2003;289(1):112. doi:10.1001/jama.289.1.112-a