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May 14, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(20):1754-1755. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460058024

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The Decline of Tuberculosis in England  The Ministry of Health has published a report on tuberculosis by Dr. A. S. Macnalty, senior medical officer for tuberculosis, which is a comprehensive study of the present position regarding prevention and treatment and a review of the incidence and mortality during the whole period for which figures are available. The salient fact is a great and steady decline. The mortality in England and Wales has fallen by 72 per cent since the decade 1851-1860. The ratio of deaths from tuberculosis to deaths from all causes shows a corresponding decline. Thus, taking the deaths from all causes as 100, the figures for deaths from tuberculosis were: Both the actual and the comparative mortality have fallen more rapidly in females than in males. The mortality per million of population was: However, tuberculosis is still responsible for 37,000 deaths per annum and for 31 per cent

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