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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1912
HOSPITAL MORTALITY IN MEASLES
It has become a common belief that every child must pass through an attack of measles, and the disease is therefore regarded rather lightly. This belief is justified by the fact that in most cases there are uneventful recoveries. Heubner found a mortality of 6.5 per cent. in all his clinic cases during fifteen years. In the better class of homes the mortality was but 3.3 per cent. It has been noted, however, that in hospital eases a somewhat higher mortality exists, and Wladimiroff,1 who has analyzed the statistics of St. Wladimir's Hospital at Moscow for fifteen years, advances several reasons for this: Only those patients with severe cases are brought into hospitals; the patients with measles are crowded to make more
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1912;LIX(16):1458-1461. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100226014