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January 28, 1928


JAMA. 1928;90(4):308-309. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690310060026

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Medical Progress in 1927  In Czechoslovakia during the past year there was slow but steady progress. At the beginning of the year the country was swept by an influenza epidemic of high morbidity but low mortality. Nevertheless it caused a rise in the general and infant mortality rates. The tuberculosis death rate has shown an increase, which continued from the previous year. While actual retrogression in the tuberculosis situation cannot be eliminated as a cause, one part of the increase can be attributed to the fact that, in the last years of the war when the tuberculosis mortality was high, most of the tuberculous people died. Consequently their deaths did not occur in the following years and the tuberculosis death rate became low. Naturally, with a new generation of the tuberculous the rate climbs again. Scarlet fever has occurred in considerable epidemics with fairly high mortality. The same thing holds

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