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September 15, 1900

AN ADAMLESS EDEN.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(11):691. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460370033005

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Abstract

The Denver Republican in a recent issue—August 26—analyzes some curious statistics of the population of that section, and comes to the conclusion that at present rates of progress Colorado will have before long only a feminine population. It says, with perhaps an excusable exaggeration considering the actual formidable figures it presents, that "though many more females than males are born in this state, there are two deaths of males to every death of a female." Hence, it foresees the day when Colorado will be an Adamless Eden, or very nearly one, for it is not expected that men will or can be kept out, in spite of the deadly effects of the climate or whatever else is thus affecting that region. The figures from the State Board of Health, which it quotes, show a range of from 30 to 70 per cent, excess of mortality of males over females each

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