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October 4, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(14):515-516. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400031012

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Curious Statistics of Longevity—Relative Mortality amongst European Troops—The Effects of Influenza on Hurts and Surgical Accidents and Wounds—Ladies of Title and Foreign Princesses among the Ranks of Trained Nurses—The "Asclepiad" on Fasting—Sulphate of Copper as a Disinfectant—Annual Report of the Inspector of Retreats—A New Spray to produce Local Anœsthesia —Medical Aid for Indian Women—The Inconveniences of Fashions in Medicines.

Some curious statistics of longevity have just been published by the German Government. It appears that in 1888 there were ninety-one persons in Prussia who were over a hundred years old, and between 1864 and 1888 upwards of seven thousand persons of over a hundred died, and of these one hundred and fifty-five were more than one hundred and nine.

Some details have just been published on the relative mortality amongst European troops during time of peace. As one might suppose, the Spanish troops give the highest

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