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October 1941

Ueber die Häufigkeit von Krankheiten: Tuberkulose, Ulkuskrankheit und Krebs.

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By Dr. F. Reichert. Price, 1.35 marks. Pp. 48, with 7 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1941.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;68(4):849-850. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200100188015

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This small volume of 48 pages is a statistical analysis of the morbidity and mortality of tuberculosis, gastric and duodenal ulcer and cancer in Berlin and other parts of Germany. The statistics are chiefly those of 1937 and 1938. No total or comparative death rates from tuberculosis and cancer over a period of years are given. Death from ulcer of the stomach and duodenum throughout the Reich increased in the proportion of 100 in 1932 to 120 in 1936. Comparative statistics indicate that the death rate from tuberculosis was considerably higher and that from ulcer much lower among printers than among the general population. The relative incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis and of gastric and duodenal ulcer throughout the Reich was 28 to 83 among males and 24 to 23 among females. Comparative statistics pertaining to these three diseases in 21 cities of Germany show that in 1937 and 1938 Dresden

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