September 2, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(10):788-789. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740350046019

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The Pathology of Sudden Death  Dr. T. H. B. Bedford of the department of pathology and bacteriology at Leeds University has published in the Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology a review of the postmortem records of the Leeds General Infirmary for the twenty-one years ended 1930 concerning the patients dead on arrival at the hospital, from causes other than trauma or suicide. Most of the persons had collapsed in the streets or while at work. A few had been sent to the hospital for acute disease and died on the way. There were 154 male and 44 female patients, and sixty, or nearly one third of the deaths, occurred between the ages of 61 and 70 years.

DISEASE OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM  In by far the largest number of cases, 73 per cent, death was due to disease of the circulatory system. In 122 cases of lesions of the heart,

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