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December 13, 1952

Vital Statistics of the United States 1949. Part I: Natality, Mortality, Marriage, Divorce, Morbidity, and Life Table Data for the United States. General Tables by Place of Occurrence with Supplemental Tables for Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Alaska, Part II: Natality and Mortality Data for the United States Tabulated by Place of Residence.

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Prepared under supervision of Halbert L. Dunn, M.D., Chief, National Office of Vital Statistics. United States Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, National Office of Vital Statistics. Cloth. $2.50; $4.50. Pp. 230; 710. Superintendent of Documents, Govern. Print. Off., Washington 25, D. C., 1951.

JAMA. 1952;150(15):1547. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680150101037

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Abstract

These two volumes comprise a mass of uninterpreted statistics covering most aspects of man's mortal life in these United States. Part 1 of this two volume survey sketches the "natality, mortality, marriage, divorce, morbidity and life table data" for the United States and its territories. Part 2 attempts to clearly elucidate the actual site (state and occasionally county) of origin for the natality and mortality tables generally presented in part 1. These two volumes were compiled under the supervision of a physician, and their impressive data should suggest the pace and direction of American life.

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