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January 3, 1931

JAPAN

JAMA. 1931;96(1):54-55. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720270056025

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Abstract

Infant Mortality in Tokyo  Mr. Takashima, health expert of the Metropolitan Police, has published his statistical observations on the death rate of infants in Tokyo. He intended to make some researches that would come to a conclusion concerning the necessity of birth control, which the authorities of Tokyo began publicly to carry on last year and which led the physicians and other men of authority to much discussion at the beginning of this year. He has studied the statistics published by the statistics bureaus last February about the population of this country from January to September, 1929, and has found that the death rate of infants in Tokyo is rather low in comparison with those of other places, averaging 12.5, as compared with 14.4 for the rest of Japan. The birth rate of the city of Tokyo is also lower, being 29.28 per thousand, as compared with 36.31 for Japan.

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