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January 24, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(4):298-299. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660300056022

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A Healthful Year  The year just closed ranks among the most healthful ever experienced in this country, notwithstanding the widespread depression of trade and unemployment. It is true that the death rate was slightly higher than in 1923, but this was' due to the prevalence of influenza last winter. Moreover, 1923 was the most healthful year ever known in this country.The summer, autumn and early winter of 1924 have been the most healthful ever recorded. The falling birth rate, as the table shows, continues.

Bankruptcy of "Yadil"  The press exposure of "Yadil," the most blatantly advertised of all the nostrums, has been described in previous letters. The result is the bankruptcy of what promised to be a very lucrative business. The disclosures at the statutory meeting of the creditors are interesting, for here at last we get the truth—a difficult attainment where nostrums are concerned. The official receiver, who

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