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August 21, 1926

LONDON

JAMA. 1926;87(8):601-602. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680080067021

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Abstract

Annual Session of British Medical Association  At the ninety-fourth annual session of the British Medical Association, recently held at Nottingham, Mr. R. G. Hogarth devoted part of his presidential address to the progress of medical science. The decrease in the general rate of mortality was, he said, one of the most striking proofs of the rapid forward march of medical science. It had fallen by nearly a half in fifty years. The birth rate had fallen by even a larger proportion in the same period, and the net total figures of the population continued to show an increase only because of the longer life. More desirable than to make a brave show in the statistical tables and increase the number of nonagenarians and centenarians, however, was to raise the general standard of health among all ages of the community. Would it not be better for the state, if we took

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